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H 57 x W 55 x D 30 cm

Glazed earthenware and mixed media



Kelpie’ presents a tender family
moment where bodies - parental and child - seem caught up in gentle spaces of light, joy, and
play. This is an unexpected and beautiful embodiment of the kelpie, more familiarly known in Scottish lore as a masculinised, shape-shifting water spirit, incarnate on land as a horse, who
practices tricksy malevolence. Instead, Partington’s ‘Kelpie’ weaves images of the creaturely, the
feminine, and the intimate into gentle life. - Sarah Dunnigan

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