Friday, 11 March 2011

The right light

Isabella Blow (Isabella Delves Broughton)
The Head of Isabella Blow
by Tim Noble and Sue Webster

The Head of Isabella Blow was donated to the National Portrait Gallery in 2009 by the artists and Blow's estate. The work (which must be spot-lit for the subject's silhouette to be visible) is comprised of taxidermic magpies, rooks, hooded crows, a rattlesnake, a raven, a robin, a carrion crow and a black rat.  Other materials also used include fake moss, wood, a lipstick tube and a Manolo Blahnik shoe heel.

Poetry is something in-between the dream and its interpretation. - Lou Andreas-Salomé

Now playing: Dead Can Dance - Song Of The Sibyl


JWC said...

This is amazing

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

So happy you saw it.
Next trip, let's go visit her together!

HOBAC said...

PT&E - Deal. Shame Edward and Apple can't come.

HOBAC said...

JWC - hope you listened to the song whilst gazing.

Christina @ Fashion's Most Wanted said...

I love this. The one Tim and Sue did of themselves is amazing too xx

HOBAC said...

Christina - believe this is the only portrait they have done. Which must say a lot about their friendship.