Diamonds and Dead Things
Kelly McCallum works with a combination of found-objects, precious metals and Victorian taxidermy to create pieces that range from jewellery to larger art installations. Her work is influenced by both story-telling and natural history and by the line between life and death. Of her work she says: ‘I’m fascinated by insects feeding on death, and the boundaries between life, metamorphosis and rebirth. You could say my work is a reflection on time ticking away’.
In our documentary, we were keen to explore the nature of her challenging and innovative work, and to hear from Kelly herself about the driving force behind her creations.
Directed and Produced by Jonathan Stow