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Dalston Archipelago
Dalston Archipelago

Dalston Archipelago

Acrylic paint and nail varnish on acrylic nails

I customised a set of acrylic nails for the exhbition 'Now We Do Shellac' at the Sasoon Gallery in Peckham. Each nail has a miniature portrait of naturalist Alfred Russell Wallace. Wallace co-discovered the theory of evolution by means of natural selection. This work tapped into my interest in subverting low-grade consumer materials by transforming them into items of personalised decorativeness.