A Parliament of Owls
The Mayor Gallery, London
14 June-21 July 2005
In this highly successful 2005 exhibition, Abrahams’ owl sculptures were launched. The artist created the owls from a variety of materials in a flurry of great creativity – collage onto both two-dimensional and three-dimensional forms, some plastic or enamelled steel, others in polychrome bronze, or epoxy resin and Decal. The surfaces of the owls are covered in photographic collages, featuring images taken from the artist’s own environment.
Abrahams found great freedom throughout their making, and the forms themselves are exuberant, joyous and whimsical, with a hint of menace.