The Dog House
BLUE-GREY HOUND Terri Bell-Halliwell

TERRI BELL-HALLIWELL Hares & Hounds in Scagliola di Carte

'These creatures all become dear to me as I come to know them during the making process and their personalities gradually develop; delicate, lithe, lively, inquisitive, each one unique, each with its own particular qualities.

Working in Scagliola di Carte entails the slow and patient application of coloured layers of paper then carving back through the layers to reveal the marbled surface. Although the name derives from the Scagliola (faux marble) used in the great museums ~ the V&A ~ and the mansions and palaces ~ Buckingham Palace ~ of the rich it is actually a method that has its roots in the radical Italian “Arte Povera” movement of the late 1960’s  which championed the use of less conventional, more widely accessible materials. Domestically I have always recycled and it is satisfying to have developed a way to apply this to sculpture. It is a pleasure to watch the hares and hounds emerge; sprightly, happy, leaping and full of the sheer joy of running free.'

 

Other projects:

2000 Fabrica Brighton

‘Women’s Work is Worth its Weight in Gold’, a year long Millennium Project with 100 women including Jo Brand.

2002 London 'Cowparade'

Lord Hezeltine bought Terri's cow 'Madame la Vache Goes to Market' in the Cowparade auction at Sotheby’s.