Sitzy by Mary-Ellen Belleville
Medium: Sea coral & shells, copper, glass.
Dimensions: 22.35cm x 12.15cm x 12.15cm
Made in 2021
This coral-lace ballerina is named for the German city of Sitzendorf, famous for its porcelain manufactory which produced finely detailed figurines that often were ‘dancers’, complete with very realistic lace tutus, all made with porcelain. Today these are collectible items, and I consider such a confection of found seashore treasures will be prized as a contemporary ‘parlour dome’, reminding us to value our oceanic environment.