St Nicholas Sparrow, 1


The ‘St Nicholas Sparrow’, refers to an exhibition I did in 2017, as part of ‘Art on the faith trail’, whereby, artists are invited to put on exhibitions in local churches. I was invited to show at St Nicholas church, in the village of St Nicholas or Tremarchog to give it its true welsh name, in Pembrokeshire.  I placed around 40 of these little sparrows around the church for people to discover, Each one painted on old floor boards. I wanted to question the nature of and our perception of, ‘worth’. What is a thing of worth? What is a ‘Art” worth or a sparrow or a piece of discarded wood or people for that matter? And how do we measure that worth? Because two sparrows, in biblical times, could be bought for a penny I subsequently chose to glue a penny onto the scrap wood, on which I painted these lowly birds. Each Sparrow is sold with a copy of the full ‘Premise’, for the exhibition, a certificate of authenticity and information about the beautiful ancient church of St Nicholas.



Painted on reclaimed wood with oil paints

approximately 12.5cm x 12.5cm pieces

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