Wednesday, April 09, 2008
Paper People by Ruth Rees and Pam Thorne
On the subject of boasting of family creative prowess, Mum and Pam Thorne have just bumped out their last exhibition of papier-mache people. They have been making them together for about ten years. They are life size figures made of handmade paper over a wire armature. I don't think their exhibition got a mention here in February, as it was overlooked in the flurry of the camping trip.
Their work is delicate, beautifully crafted and quite moving. The final show consisted of about ten figures and groups of figures, and twenty or thirty lifesize pairs of shoes, hats and handbags. These pieces are titled In Friendly Contention, Made for Each Other and Mother & Child