For her latest collection of collage and ceramics, Charlotte Hodes responded to architect Owen Jones’s 1856 classic The Grammar of Ornament, and the results, says Charlotte Abrahams, are enthralling
By Emily Gosling
Back in 1856, architect Owen Jones outlined his Thirty Seven Propositions – a series of ideas that set out to stop what he saw to be the tendency at the time to ‘copy’ images, without any comprehension of what made them beautiful.
His writings went on to have a significant impact on British design in the latter half of the 19th century, and now Charlotte Hodes is casting her eye over them, reinterpreting the ideas as a 21st century woman.
Congratulations and good luck to Lynn Dennison who is a finalist in the Royal Society of British Sculptors' competition Sculpture Shock 2014
Sculpture Shock is an award for artists working in three dimensions. Three winners each receive £3,000 and undertake a 3 month residency in a studio in Kensington culminating in a surprising spatial intervention in one of three non-traditional spaces: SUBTERRANEAN, AMBULATORY or HISTORIC.
The jury includes Cornelia Parkey, an artist who...