‘jack fell down’

Pate de verre, found objects

Dimensions: h20 x w24 x d23 cm

Date: 2011

I found the original babies bonnet on ebay. It is old and is made from Irish Crochet lace.

I realised that I was looking at a mothers keepsakes from her own children’s childhoods. In the same way I kept my children’s first shoes.  My own mother never kept any of our clothing, but as she was a dentist, has kept all of our baby teeth. It seemed fitting to display the bonnet with the teeth, and to add a title that alludes to the darker side to childhood, which nursery ryhmes often did.

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