SILKEN CELLS - 2014
A solo exhibition of work that wove together the hidden botanical, scientific and cultural threads running through Forty Hall & Estate. The exhibition transformed the Hall with a selection of silk hangings, artefacts and micrographs installed in spaces around the building. The Hall was constructed in 1632 the same year as the Dutch inventor of the microscope and draper, Antonie van Leeuwenhoek. Working in Delft the centre of the Dutch ceramics industry, at the height of tulip mania he developed the microscope to better understand and see the structures of the silk fabrics he was selling.