Lucy Glendinning’s Genetically Modified Sleepy Feathered Children


Lucy Glendinning’s ‘Featherchild’ series comes from the artist’s fascination with a future society inhabited with genetically modified children and the possibilities from such experiments. Covered from head to toe, the feathers may act as a camouflage, keeping the children hidden or they may enable them with a unique ability to survive whatever landscape they now populate They may also just be tired freaks, taking refuge in art galleries. Glendinning’s tactile sculptures are beautifully crafted, showing a very sensitive and vulnerable side to her bizarre subjects, leaving the viewer uncertain whether to take the mutant child into their care or throw them into the fire. (Via)