Museum of the History of Science
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Broad street Oxford
South East England

In a collection of new work Angela Cockayne presents a curious mix of ironic humour, absurdity and spectacle through the playful combination of natural materials. Coral, animal bone, and cornhusks are attached to squid bodies cast in wax, with legs fashioned from hairgrips and champagne wire. Review Every day, nature offers us beautiful objects that we fail to appreciate because we see them only in the too-familiar context of their mundane roles. By taking them out of their usual contexts, Angela Cockayne makes us see them afresh and, in the process, creates an endearing, whimsical bestiary all her own. Desmond Morris 2008