Tag Archives: Joseph Silcott

Life Begins At 40

I recently accepted a commission via a client of The Rowley Gallery who had seen my work there. It was to celebrate the landmark 40th birthday of her husband. The commissioned piece was to be one of my Butterfly Balls … Read more

Citius, Altius, Fortius

Joseph Silcott has used a map of the Olympic Park, published by Ordnance Survey and the Institution of Civil Engineers, to create this piece entitled Citius, Altius, Fortius (Faster, Higher, Stronger). He has released a flock of butterflies from it … Read more

Metamorphosis

One day a man from over the hills came into the shop to buy a greeting card. He was a graceless man of few words though he did say the card was for his sick mother, but the words seemed … Read more

Jubilee

The Scream

I ventured up to Sotheby’s, New Bond Street, to see a version of The Scream by Edvard Munch (1863-1944). The version consigned to the saleroom and auction next month in New York is a pastel drawing by the artist. The … Read more

St Cirq Lapopie

This beautiful butterfly cut-out was made by Joseph Silcott from a vintage Michelin map of the Dordogne and Lot river valleys. The central butterfly at the top with the green body features St Cirq Lapopie. Others display Rocamadour and Cahors. … Read more

Sweet Nothings

Joseph Silcott came to see us today and reminded me that Valentine’s Day is not far away. How could I forget? He arrived with six new pieces, two of which are shown here. The first, L.O.V.E. Love, gives a deferential … Read more

Global Economy

This is a recent piece by Joseph Silcott. Redundant banknotes, no longer in circulation, dexterously hand-cut and metamorphosed into butterflies. Is this a sign of the times or does he just enjoy cutting expenditure?