In this photographic print angelic-looking children, tiny figures with a garden of splendid flowers and foliage confront a large and decidedly dead bird. This digital collage of appropriated images suggests a narrative both mysterious and shocking. It could have something to do with the fairies at the bottom of the garden but instead the title refers us to a macabre children's nursery rhyme. Collishaw's work abounds in ambiguity and in particular the sinister goings on lurking behind scenes of apparent beauty.
Landscape, The British Council 2000
Who killed Cock Robin?
“I”, said the Sparrow,
“With my bow and arrow,
I killed Cock Robin.”
- Accession Number P7101
- Dimensions 107.5 X 81
- Media IRIS PRINT, GLASS AND WOOD
The two-dimensional form of assemblage made by affixing paper, card, photographs, fabric and other objects to a flat surface. It is often combined with painting and drawing techniques. This technique was first introduced by Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque in 1912 during their phase of synthetic cubism.
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