The Millennium Angels was a 10 year project consisting of a multiple of small figures gathered together to express their horror at the condition of humanity at the beginning of the third millennia.
In a disrespectful appreciation of angel mythology, these are a choir or chorus of figures inspired by the stances and gestures of women I’ve met. Variously accusatory, angry, sarcastic, amused, sad or irritated, some wave lists and one is pregnant; all calling on the power brokers to answer for the poor management of the world. Usually exhibited at ground level they stare up at viewers, asking them to account for the state of things.
Made with clay, they bear the makers mark in a reference to the Golem and to contrast them with the perfect female often found in ornamental forms of womanhood.
Featured in exhibitions and performances in Holland and the UK, the angels once appeared in a de-baptism ritual I conducted in a church; during exhibition their wings often fall off and now, due to sales, theft, gifting, accidental damage, flaws in the making and embarrassment, the congress is highly diminished and currently in hiding.