Sally de Courcy

making waves making waves detail

Making Waves 2019.

This work was based on antique chinese vase which had fish detail in the glaze.The sculpture as a whole  reflects the sinusoidal motion of a fish through water. The neck of the vase represents the fin of the fish oscillating in a different plane to its body.


The bulb of the vase was reminiscent of antique glass buoys. The string is used as a play on this nautical theme representing the rope that links the buoys together. These were traditionally used to float fishing nets that capture fish in the same way that the fish were captured in the original vase detail.

180cm x 60cm x 30cm