Paula Chambers' unsettling work uses objects nostalgically associated with mothering and child rearing, subverted by their manifestation in unsuitable or culturally significant materials. For âBird', she uses digital imaging, model making skills and dolls house accessories to create a series of contemporary dioramas.
These unsettling sculptures reference the Victorian art of Anthropomorphic Taxidermy, in which stuffed animals are dressed as people or displayed as if engaged in human activities. Housed in individual glass cases, native British birds dressed up Beatrix Potter style inhabit scenes of a disturbing nature in which they seem to play an ambiguous role, hinting at darker undertones.
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