Lilies for Oscar Wilde


Lilies for Oscar
Lilies for Oscar
Mixed materials

This was a unique Reading project that brought local artists and art organisations together in a creative partnership, to produce a stunning 2 metre high display of hand made lilies as a tribute to Oscar Wilde.

Conceived by Reading Museum and Two Rivers Press, the idea was to show Reading Artists’ appreciation for the wit, humour and humanity of Oscar Wilde. The lily was one of his favourite flowers. I took this opportunity to bounce some creative ideas around my dad, which resulted in both of us making lilies for the project.

The installation of around 60 lilies was first displayed in Haslams (estate agents) large front window during October 2017. The lilies then moved to Reading Museum later in November and were on show in the box room until February 2018.

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