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06/2012
micro compact home ltd sponsor young artist at the mess room, saatchi gallery

The work of Poppy Valentine Horden, titled ' Counterweight ' was shown at the Mess Room on the 1st and 2nd of June.

The exhibition combines line drawings, paintings and small sculptural maquettes informed by the invisible yet vital links in our lives today. This is expressed as two abstract figures carefully positioned on the diagonal on square panels using the golden section principle. The wide and proportioned space between can be seen as symbolising gravity between planets or the invisible emotional ties between individuals or the unseen links between computers or mobile phones. So much in our world is vital to our wellbeing yet both intangible, invisible.

The opening event was attended by many friends and guests from Bryanston School including headmistress Sarah Thomas. Poppy's mentor Marijke de Goey, the celebrated artist and sculptor from Amsterdam, previously professor of art at the Rietveld Academy was an especially welcome guest.