Pearly Queens

Oh how I love talented people like Ann Carrington, who conceptualise and produce such incredibly gorgeous art as this. I like my incredibly gorgeous art even more so when it is served with a wafer thin slice of irony. This style of button work was made most famous by these types of British pearly queens, yet Ann has used it to create a pearly queen of the HRH variety. Totally brilliant.

And the 2p just there? Safety pins. I kid you not.

If you're as in love with this unique work as much as I am, you can get your mitts on a limited edition print of the beautiful originals.

p.s. while researching Ann's work I found that the Novogratz family known for the show 9 By Design have several of Ann's pieces in their home. So, i guess that's a good thing - they must be kid proof!

Images from here


Razmataz said...

This kind of edgy art is really my cup of tea. Safety pins, buttons...I love the creativity of this work.

Kerry said...

They are fabulous. I'm seeing one on my gallery wall in the b&w bedroom...if I can ever get my act together. BTW, love your very funny comment about the kidproofness!

Mise said...

In safety pins!?! It's somehow a very suitable, prudent sort of a product for a 2p.

Tina said...

I am a lover of all things sequin and glitter;) These are wonderful pieces of art! I would love one on my living room wall! Thanks for introducing me to Ann's amazing art Jules! Thanks also for all of your lovely comments, they make my day! Today I will be 'Powering On!' Wishing you a wonderful weekend ~ Tina xx

Melissa de la Fuente said...

Oh yeah.....so incredible! I love, love work like this. And anything with sequins is a-ok with me! Gorgeous....thanks for this hun!

debra@dustjacket said...

Safety pins, heck some people are clever. Yes they must be kid proof, dont they have seven kids!

It's Friday sweets :o

not long till wine time..wink

The Moerks said...

Some people are just so clever aren't they. Saftey pins, who would have thought?

Sarah Klassen said...

Safety pins?! Fantastic...I love this post :)

A Perfect Gray said...

cool...safety pins, huh?...cool

la la Lovely said...

OMG have been drooling over her work for awhile... this is like the best news!!!!!
xx trina

Limerick Mum said...

Love Ann Carrington's work and would love to own a print...just wish they were a little bigger though :-(( as the originals seem HUGE!

Best wishes, Mrs C x

Exquisite Accessories said...

Wow!! what a lot of effort & talent in those creations.

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