SIMON PERITON

GOLD DIGGER

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We are delighted to have this wonderful sculpture set into the base of the box. Periton says the work- “is a re-working of an earlier cut paper piece, developed out of my  fascination with alchemy and transformative chemical processes. It might be a mask or possibly a tool to delve deeper beneath the surface. It has been water cut in brass and double dipped in gold”

Periton studied at Central Saint Martins School of Art, London. “Much of my work has been concerned with ideas of the decorative with a focus on the subversive potential this can open up. Decoration and the decorative surface have always been fertile ground for me, allowing a degree of creative manoeuvring that can be both playful and thoughtful. Penetrate and slip beneath this surface, and there is often a rich murky underworld to be explored”