Holly Slingsby

Holly Slingbsy

Holly Slingsby reworks ideas of the divine from different cultural traditions. She explores ways in which images and ideas overlap, how particular classical symbols are adopted and adapted as they pass from ancient mythology into the present. In the past, religious iconography attempted to visualise the invisible and articulate the unknowable, and this notion has influenced contemporary consumerism; from Venus razors to Nike trainers and Mars bars.

The three installations suspended from the trees throughout the Woods form a Cloud of Witnesses. They are made up of the accoutrements that represent the stories of mythic deities and saints, as if they had been left behind after the stories were told. The iconography of the Greek god Hephaestus, a blacksmith who made weapons for the other gods, alludes to Corby’s steel history.

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