A beautiful sailing ship constructed entirely out of dripping pearls

Can you imagine cruising on a tangled, never-ending sea of pearls, wedding tiaras, chokers and earrings? This stunning sculpture by artist Ann Carrington is made entirely from dripping pearls and all types of opulent jewellery.

Entitled Galleons and Feathers, it's inspired by Wing Wo Wave City – an industrial estate in Zhuijang Province, China which manufactures every kind of conceivable pearl adornment in colossal quantities. As the artist describes: "It is about pearls and the discrepancy between their perceived status of being timeless status symbols of refined taste and wealth (with exotic overtones) and the often very unromantic reality."

Carrington studied at Bourneville College of Art, Birmingham and The Royal College of Art graduating in 1987. In 1988 she received The Herbert Read Award, followed by the Commonwealth Fellowship for Sculpture in 1992. Two major Arts Council of Great Britain awards followed in 1994 and 1997. Discover more of her beautiful work at www.anncarrington.co.uk.

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