Pieces of Eight - my biography   (detail of bottles) by Paula MacGregor

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This is part of a large piece of work, based in an artists water colour box. The title, ‘Pieces of Eight’ refers to the fact that I have six children, so there were eight in our family. Please see my other image for view of the whole piece of work.

These six glass bottles are for my six children, each contains eight items that remind me of my children. The ‘specimen’ type label around the neck of each gives each child’s initials, date of birth, weight and gender. My two eldest are in the fire and rescue service, so their bottles have fire engines and so on….


  • AlteredIllusions
    AlteredIllusionsalmost 7 years ago

    I like that you included a close up of the individual bottles – lovely work overall!

  • articulation
    articulationover 6 years ago

    What a wonderful family portrait…;-)

  • Pascale Baud
    Pascale Baudover 6 years ago

    & a smile or un “clin d’oeil” to Cornell :)

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