The beautiful antiques, product of a much more formal time, find themselves piled high in delightful constructions looking both old and new at the same time, sculptural and playful. Stacked in twos, threes, and sometimes in precarious piles of five that feel like they could fall over, the teacups are an appealing combination of old world charm and risk.
Like much of O’Farrell’s work the inanimate becomes characterful and in her hands this delicate 1930’s china becomes both contemporary and fun. Granny might not be amused, but the viewer is delighted. Glorious beautiful teacups set against the lush impasto palette knife backgrounds that have made O’Farrell a favourite. A ‘must see’ at the Doorway Gallery.