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Second Hand Plates

Karen Ryan

Karen Ryan takes plates from charity shops, jumble sales, second hand shops and car boot sales and removes most of the original patterned glaze, leaving words and some traces of their original state.

Karen Ryan

“I remove the decorative patterns that camouflage our everyday lies and in its place I leave words that prick our conscience and create portraits of hidden domestics left open for others to interpret.”

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