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The Ladders In Your Stockings

The ladders in your stockings go up to your suspenders’ is the title of Antoinette Ratcliffe’s intriguing collection of ‘carnivorous zombie ladybirds’. Rather sinister, they’re creeping and crawling up our cork oak trees, quietly punctuating the landscape.

Simultaneously these bright little sculptures are rather cute with their wings, polka dots and tiny fangs. Pink, red and glow in the dark green, these creatures allude to shiny candy, inviting and innocent.

The artist enjoys these contrasts, drawing on aspects of contemporary culture to inform her work. Horror films, animation, comedy and everyday life are all influences.

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