Bird Boy (without a tail)
Bird Boy (without a tail)
Bird Boy (without a tail)
Bird Boy (without a tail)

© the artist. Image credit: Vassilis Skopelitis, courtesy The Line

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Laura Ford's sculptures present a complex interplay between vulnerability and menace. She uses humour and an acute observation of the human condition to engage with wider social and political issues. 'Bird Boy' is a figure of a lost child wearing a bird costume, which could appear as a protective disguise or a demonic curse. Standing motionless on the edge of a pontoon in the Royal Docks, 'Bird Boy' hopes he will go unnoticed but, despite his scale, his presence is powerful and commands attention.

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Bird Boy (without a tail)






H 115 x W 50 x D 45 cm

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