from The Souvenir Collection: Nine Sky Glimpses

archival digital print on Hahnemühle Museum Etching

23 h x 103 w x 3 d cm (framed)


For the ‘Collect’ exhibition at Hastings Museum & Art Gallery,  Sinéid Codd was drawn to a tiny 19th century carnelian souvenir locket. Referencing the materiality of the locket and its’ multiple views of landmarks in Hastings, the artist has used a found object as a lens or portal to capture ‘views’ of the area, focussing on the ephemeral. Hovering in space, dislocated from their surroundings, the organically shaped ‘glimpses’ of the mutable sky transform the familiar in unexpected ways.