Handmade fabric 'Fish and a Balloon' by Alexis Kelly
This is a fish. Hanging from a balloon. And why not?! Handmade in fabric, Alexis uses new and found fabrics, treating them with dye, paint, sandpaper and stitching to create the sense she wants for the fish. The piece hangs from aged wire, roughly shaped.
The fish measures approximately 20cm and the balloon 6cm - 9cm, depending on each one made. The price is for one fish and its balloon.
We have four of the fish and we will choose one for you from the collection. You can see the sort of variations in each by these two shown.
Alexis Kelly is based in Margate, Kent and has been showing with Nice Things for ten years. Her unique and detailed pieces are always made with a wide range of items, drawing from a collection of objects made over many years, using the ribbons, fabrics, house nails, embroidery and lots more and working them, often with sandpaper and dyes, to achieve the sense of timelessness she loves.