Hand of Glory (After Walsall)

The Hand of Glory was a mummified childs arm found in the attic of an Old Walsall Pub called ‘The White Hart’. A favourite attraction at the old EM Flint Gallery as a child, this work seeks to revere and lionise it.


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I’ve already used the Hand of Glory as subject matter – see the Roden’s Compendium entry here – but following the example of decorated Saintly Relics wanted to create a piece of work which treats my childhood obsession with near-religious awe.


Materials: Black Pearls, White Pearls, Lapis Lazuli, Garnet, Japanese Gold Thread, Velvet, Antique Wooden Box, Faux Skeletal Hand


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