CURATING LUXURY FOR THE DISCERNING TRAVELLER

LISTENING TO NATURE

LISTENING TO NATURE

Thousands of seashells arranged by hand into hypnotic, concentric patterns – the intricacy of Rowan Mersh’s work only becomes evident when seen up close. “If there was a theme, I guess it would be a celebration of the materials I have the pleasure of working with,” says the artist, reflecting on the delicate sculptures he creates. Having graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2005 with a master’s degree in Mixed Media Constructed Textiles, Mersh has since translated his passion for texture and pattern into sculpture, using layers of paper-thin windowpane oyster shells and undulating waves of tusk-shaped dentalium shells, to name two of his preferred materials. “I try to use the inherent qualities and characteristics of the shells. It’s about listening to the materials because they are already doing something, and working with that.”

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Oct 18th 2017
Lois B-E
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