Harriet Horton

Prawn in red gradient case, 2018

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Lot 60
Taxidermy Spencer Gulf prawn
26.0 x 22.0 cm (10.2 x 8.7 in)


This item ships from London, GB.


Taxidermy Spencer Gulf prawn* Redefining the conventionally macabre with an almost satirical, contemporary pop feel is the heartlands of Harriet Horton’s art. Like Poe’s The Raven reimagined in a physical form with a neon backdrop.

Prawn in red gradient case is Horton’s latest gothic taxidermy brought into the vivid, and playful, light. One ethically-sourced, taxidermy prawn is housed within a coloured, red glass box. A silicone cast sits inside the naturally mottled exoskeleton with sharpened, samurai steel antennas. The prawn is finished with a clear resin for durability.

Horton is Artist in residence at Sarabande, The Lee Alexander McQueen Foundation. She is largely self-taught, and currently lives in London. *zero food waste, all meat from every taxidermy prawn has been consumed

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