2 for Joy

Artist: Coyle, Gemma · b. 1981

The title is taken from the popular children's rhyme about magpies; "One for sorrow, two for joy, three for a girl, four for a boy, five for silver, six for gold, seven for a secret never to be told."

Here the artist has created a sort of altar piece in which two over-size magpies occupy a church interior. Around the arch of the main panel a series of roundels contain monochrome images of assorted insects.

Additional details

  • Object data

    Materials Secondary Support paper
    Support paper
    Dimensions Support
    27.8cm x 26.8cm
    Secondary support
    83.9cm x 59.2cm
    Pencil, colour
    Pen, marker
  • Exhibitions

    No exhibition data for this record.