cicada brooch, 2006
sleeping soundly in the jaws of a wolf, 2006
the first time I saw the work of kelly mccallum a couple of weeks ago, just by browsing through the internet. currently she is exhibiting at the selfridges wonderwall and when I got there on sunday it was the first time that i was glad to be in the department store. kelly creates sculptures and jewellery and is interested in the stories of how things age, how they decay or are preserved, are forgotten, covered in shrouds of grime, only to be found again and given new meanings by our own sentimentality. in simple words: she is adding value to minor things.