MARINA REES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 





This series of work is based on the Thames river in London and its dark, murky waters. I have set to tap into London's rich history of freak shows which include the famous Feejee mermaid and the jenny hanivers. Having had access to the Natural History Museum specimens of jenny hanivers and the British Museum display of a dried mermaid as research tools and inspiration, I then used seaweed to invent a variant world from the under currents of the river.
Some of the work has been exhibited in group shows in The Three Stags (London, Uk) and Space Station 65 gallery (London, UK)