14 Aug 2017

Claire Morgan: Elephant in the Room

Have you seen the huge Bowhead whale displayed in the middle of Princes Quay, Hull?

Artist Claire Morgan and her team used 12,000 fragments of paper and 4,270 individual threads to create the life-size whale, on display until 15 October as part of the Look up programme.

The work, named Elephant in the Room, highlights Hull’s relationship with the sea and reflects on the environment and sustainability. Created over several days in full view of shoppers visiting Princes Quay, the work measures 16.5m x 5m x 3m, drawing on its sense of place whilst massively altering the public space.

We spoke to Claire to find out how she created it and the meaning behind the work.

Elephant In The Room by Claire Morgan is on display at Princes Quay Shopping Centre, Hull until 15 October 2017.

 

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