By Trent Jansen
Broached Monster Collection – Hairy Wild Man from Botany Bay | 2017
Hand blown clear glass, smoked float glass, silicone, fluorescent tube and cord assembly
90H x 70 in Diameter (cm)
35.1H × 27.3 in Diameter (in)
Price Available Upon Request
The Hairy Wild Man From Botany Bay Chandelier is constructed from over 5000 individually hand cut, hand polished and hand placed shards of smoked glass, transforming this precious material into the bristly skin of the Hairy Wild Man from Botany Bay.
HAIRY WILD MAN FROM BOTANY BAY
After Captain James Cook’s expedition to Australia in 1770, tales of dense, alien vegetation and fantastic native creatures spread quickly in England. The exotic nature of this new land was so extreme to the average Britain that the line between newly documented flora and fauna, and fantasy seemed arbitrary. Long before the First Fleet of convicts left England bound for Botany Bay, a new mythical Australian creature arose from the frenzy of stories of the new continent, this creature was known as the Hairy Wild Man from Botany Bay.
Originally commissioned by Broached Commissions.