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PRECINCT

PRECINCT

In the signed and numbered limited edition Artist's Book 'PRECINCT' Angela Edmonds writes a brief overview of the background history to The St Andrews Shopping Precinct in South Oxhey, Hertfordshire. The book is printed in an Edition of only fifty copies, each copy hand signed and numbered.
The text is accompanied by over 30 full page colour images of her recent photographs taken prior to the total demolition and redevelopment of The Precinct.
The original St Andrews Precinct could be seen as a model of the optimism and cultural multiplicity of its period and its subsequent demise perhaps owes as much to its allowed neglect as it does to the urgent need for more housing. Yet it has remained the heart of the Estate for the local community.

PRECINCT offers a heuristic view of history, even in its most inconspicuous moments. Here is a Place, prior to a moment of discontinuity, a time of change.

Paperback Signed Limited Edition 2016
14.8cm x 21cm

£10.99
'The Way It Is'

'The Way It Is'

The way it is ...


copyright Angela Edmonds/DACS 2016 all rights reserved.

Original
Bird's nest, bird's egg.
20cm x 25cm x 25cm
The way it is ...
Tribulation

Tribulation

A dramatic metal spike pierces through the centre of a birds nest to signify an unnamed trauma.

Exhibited at Apsley Paper Mill, 'Material Matters 11' October 2014 and exhibited Queens Park Arts Centre, 'Divergence' 2015.


copyright Angela Edmonds/Dacs all rights reserved 2014.

Original
Glass, metal, wood, bird's nest.
22cm x 20cm x 20cm

£225.00
Paper Trail 11

Paper Trail 11

Inspired by the uses and history of paper. The work consists of an early cigarette rolling machine, used punched paper tape from Bletchley Park Colossus Computer, and a ten pound note. The form and function of the antique cigarette roller mirrors the form and function of the Foudrinier paper making machine used at Frogmore Paper Mill. Without paper the Colossus computer would not have functioned.

The sculpture was exhibited in 'Material Matters' in 2013 at Frogmore Paper Mill, the oldest mechanised Paper Mill in the world.


copyright Angela Edmonds/Dacs 2013 all rights reserved.

Original
Paper, Plastic, Metal

£225.00
Aftertaste

Aftertaste

A darker side of family life is considered, where things are not always as they first appear.

One of several small food related assemblages exhibited in 'Food for Thought' a solo show at Hertford Museum.


copyright Angela Edmonds/Dacs 2013 all rights reserved.

Original
Shortbread, Dead Wasps, China Plate
1" x 12" x 12"
Unattainable Pleasures

Unattainable Pleasures

Chocolates in vinegar simultaneously taunt us and thwart our desires. Cibachrome print and original sculpture.

Both exhibited at The Holton Lee Open, Faith House, Poole.


copyright Angela Edmonds/Dacs 2013 all rights reserved.
(unframed cibachrome for sale only )

Original
Sculpture: Glass, Metal, Chocolate, Paper, Vinegar

£125.00
'Libation' from the cradle to the grave

'Libation' from the cradle to the grave

'Libation' is a photowork of a sculpture made from a ceramic feeding cup and a baby's feeding teat. It includes text from the Omar Khayyam. The work considers the cycle of life from the cradle to the grave.

Both the original sculpture and the related photowork were exhibited in The Margaret Harvey Gallery, St Albans, as part of the exhibition 'Time'.


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Original
Cibachrome Diptych and related Sculpture
37" x 26"

£550.00 Framed
Cold Comfort

Cold Comfort

Cold Comfort . . . some things cannot be ameliorated.

First exhibited in 'Containment' at The Place, Letchworth Arts Centre. Most recently exhibited in 'My Life', Shape Open, Guest Projects, London 2016. Selected by Yinka Shonibara.


copyright Angela Edmonds/Dacs 2013 all rights reserved.

Original
Rubber, Metal
Study for a Grotesque 11

Study for a Grotesque 11

A reference to the decorative Grotteschi at Osterley House and a comment on the upstairs downstairs dualities which sustained such houses. The work also parallels the disparity between our genteel 'civilized' qualities and the more primitive and untamed side of the human psyche.

Created for a site specific show at Osterley House, London.


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Original
Pigs Ears, Broderie Anglaise in glass fronted box
12" x 12" x 3"
Study for a Grotesque 1

Study for a Grotesque 1

A reference to the decorative Grotteschi at Osterley House and a comment on the upstairs downstairs dualities which sustained such houses. The work also parallels the disparity between our genteel 'civilized' qualities and the more primitive and untamed side of the human psyche.

Created for a site specific show at Osterley House, London.


Copyright Angela Edmonds/Dacs 2013 all rights reserved.

Original
Animal Hooves, Ribbon, in glass fronted box.
12" x 12" x 3"
'Untitled'

'Untitled'

Bound in a nutshell ...

Exhibited in the solo show 'This and That' at The Bull Gallery, Barnet.
Copyright Angela Edmonds/DACS all rights reserved.

Original
Walnut shells, nuts.
Sold
Private Collection.
‘Entrance’

‘Entrance’

Early sculpture. Exhibited Knapp Gallery, Regents College, London 1995.
Private Collection.
Copyright Angela Edmonds/DACS all rights reserved.

Original
Wood, metal, paint.
Sold
Example of earlier work ... Drawing 'Entrance' 1992

Example of earlier work ... Drawing 'Entrance' 1992

'Entrance'. From the Harlequin Series 1992. A three year drawing residency on the site of the former 'Harlequin Centre' development, Watford ... Collection of Intu Properties.


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Original
Charcoal on Paper
152cm x 122cm
Example of earlier work ... Landscape ... Aberfan

Example of earlier work ... Landscape ... Aberfan

'Aberfan' 1990. Drawn en plein air from the embankment overlooking the village. The disused Mine Machinery was silent and there was a stillness ... Private Collection


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Original
Mixed media on paper
59.4cm x 84.1cm
‘Miscommunication’ (detail) 2017

‘Miscommunication’ (detail) 2017

Miscommunication. Copyright DACS/Angela Edmonds 2017 all rights reserved.

Original
Wood, metal, polycarbonate plastic, suedette
61cm x 36cm x 41cm
The Lie

The Lie

'The Lie'. Exhibited in The Shape Open 2017, The Ecology Pavilion, Mile End, London. Exhibition title - 'Power: The Politics of Disability.'


Copyright Angela Edmonds/DACS 2016 all rights reserved.

Original
Glass, wood, metal, plastic.
Paper Trail 1

Paper Trail 1

Inspired by the uses and history of paper, a paper dinosaur sits atop a reading tablet and is tethered by the charging lead ... under his foot is a salt satchet ...

Exhibited in the exhibition 'Material Matters' in 2013 at Frogmore Paper Mill, the first mechanised Paper Mill in the world.


copyright Angela Edmonds/Dacs 2013 all rights reserved.

Original
Paper, Plastic, Metal, Salt

£225.00
Genealogy 2015

Genealogy 2015

A little chick sits atop a box of six eggs ...

Exhibited at Frogmore Paper Mill, 'Material Matters 3' 2015 and at Queens Park Arts Centre, 'Divergence', 2015.


copyright Angela Edmonds/Dacs 2015 all rights reserved.

Original
Taxidermy, cardboard, eggs.
Good Enough to Eat

Good Enough to Eat

The dark tongue in cheek humour of Edmonds' food based assemblages is informed by Psychoanalytic Theory and Surrealism with particular reference to our taboos and desires in relation to the oral drive and cannibalism.

Exhibited in 'Food for Thought' a solo show at Hertford Museum.


copyright Angela Edmonds/Dacs 2013 all rights reserved.

Original
Gingerbread, Human Earwax, Cheesecake, Human Nail Clippings
5" x 12" x 12"
Casket

Casket

Wooden Ashes Casket with a Brass Plaque saying JUST BECAUSE YOU'RE FIT DOESN'T MEAN YOU'LL LIVE LONGER.
Tony Heaton said of this work 'It resonates as a cutting epitaph against day to day prejudice'.

Exhibited in the Holton Lee Open, Faith House, Poole, (prizewinner).


copyright Angela Edmonds/Dacs 2013 all rights reserved.

Original
Wood, Brass, Metal
7" x 6" x 9.5"
Le Lyrisme

Le Lyrisme

Le Lyrisme signifies the vulnerability and transience of the human body and our use of Defence Mechanisms.
The formal elements of the cricket box add a knowing humour in a nod to Duchamps' 'Urinal'.

Exhibited in 'In Two Minds' at the Knapp Gallery, Regents College, London and in the '10 Year Retrospective' at Richard Attenborough Centre, Leicester.


copyright Angela Edmonds/Dacs 2013 all rights reserved.

Original
Pear, Plastic, Leather
Sweet Tooth

Sweet Tooth

In 'Sweet Tooth', a chocolate cake is not what it first appears to be ......

Exhibited at The University of Essex in 'Gorgeously Repulsive' which was described as, 'An exhibition of 'substance' featuring six contemporary British artists who work to explore food - particularly chocolate - and the dichotomy of desire and disgust that it can act as symbol for.'


copyright Angela Edmonds/Dacs 2005 all rights reserved.

Original
Chocolate Cake, Human Teeth, China Plate
6" x 9" x 9"
Fleur de Lit

Fleur de Lit

Created for a site specific show, Fleur de Lit is an irreverent comment on the roles of domestic workers at Osterley House and similar Stately Homes. What is concealed under the ornate State Bed and behind the formality and grandeur of such houses ...

Exhibited at Osterley House, London.


copyright Angela Edmonds/DACS 2013 all rights reserved.

Original
Ceramic, Cotton, Rubber, Metal
‘Baggage’.

‘Baggage’.

Baggage. Copyright DACS/Angela Edmonds. All rights reserved. Exhibited Ferens Gallery, Hull.

Original
Prototype for a Board Game. (detail)

Prototype for a Board Game. (detail)

Copyright Angela Edmonds/DACS all rights reserved.

Original
Plaster casts, paint, board.
Example of earlier work ... Drawing 'On Site 11'

Example of earlier work ... Drawing 'On Site 11'

'On Site 11'. From the Harlequin Series 1992. A three year drawing residency on the site of The former 'Harlequin Centre' development Watford ... Collection of Intu Properties.


copyright Angela Edmonds/Dacs all rights reserved.

Original
Charcoal on Paper
122cm x 92cm
Example of earlier work ... Drawing 'Phoenix'

Example of earlier work ... Drawing 'Phoenix'

'Phoenix'. From the Harlequin Series 1992. A three year drawing residency on the site of the former 'Harlequin Centre' development, Watford ... Collection of Intu Properties.


copyright Angela Edmonds/Dacs all rights reserved.

Original
Charcoal on Paper
84.1cm x 59.4cm
Example of earlier work ... Landscape ... Watford

Example of earlier work ... Landscape ... Watford

'The View Across Oxhey Park' 1990. Drawn en plein air looking towards Watford, Hertfordshire. Showing the changing urban skyline ... Collection Bushey Museum.


copyright Angela Edmonds/dacs all rights reserved

Original
mixed media on paper