Invasion Bottle


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01603 784 000

Measurements: 15 x 16 cm

Medium: Terracotta and Copper Oxide

Invasion Bottle is a hand-made terracotta vessel by Mark Mann. Marks work uses motifs of flora and fauna applied through a combination of techniques to very traditional forms. These are used to carry a messagelike Invasion; a surface design featuring same-sex parakeets cavorting and mating. 

Using the seductive qualities of ceramics, bronze and textiles, Mark Mann’s work is a commentary on society, its injustices and its pleasures. The works explore historical themes with contemporary relevance. Marks current collection is a celebration of the domestic interiors created by homosexual men in a time when homosexuality was illegal. The work often uses coded imagery to convey queer meaning.  

Norwich based artist Mark Mann is the designer behind In-Decent Interiors. Mark Mann creates statement ceramics, prints, wall coverings and upholstery fabrics which fuse art, craftsmanship and luxury to create interiors which tell stories. Mark was the winner of Gallery in the Lanes’ Emerging Artist award as part of Norwich Castle Museum and Gallery’s Inheritance exhibition.

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