THE CULT OF SMALLNESS.

IF GRAINNE MORTON WAS TO HAVE A SPIRIT ANIMAL, NO DOUBT IT WOULD BE THE MAGPIE. INSTINCTIVELY AND OBSESSIVELY DRAWN TO COLLECTING AND HOARDING ANYTHING MINIATURE OR PRECIOUS THAT CATCHES HER EYE, MANY THINGS YOU OR I WOULD OVERLOOK, GRAINNE HAS AMASSED AN INCREDIBLE COLLECTION OF OBJECTS - ALL DESTINED TO FIND THEIR PLACE AMONG THE TALES SHE WEAVES WITHIN HER JEWELED COMPOSITIONS.

BORN AND RAISED IN NORTHERN IRELAND, BY CREATIVE AND ANTIQUE-LOVING PARENTS, GRAINNE WAS IMMERSED IN AND SURROUNDED BY THE TRADITIONAL CRAFTS, FOLKLORE, MUSIC AND FAIRY TALES OF THE COUNTRY.  EACH PIECE, CAREFULLY CHOREOGRAPHED, THE ARRANGING AND RE-ARRANGING OF LITTLE OBJECTS, AND PRECIOUS THINGS, MOVED AND RE-PLACED UNTIL THEY ESTABLISH A RELATIONSHIP TO EACH OTHER. AND TELL A STORY TO THE VIEWER.

THIS USE OF UNEXPECTED, AND DELIGHTFULLY JUXTAPOSED, MATERIALS IS WHERE IT ALL STARTED, AND OVER 20 YEARS LATER, IS NOW FIRMLY HER TRADEMARK.

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