HEMPEL ARTS

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HOLY MOLY

Cordelia Plunket has been involved in the creative industries all her working life and has earned a well-deserved name as an award winning film, TV and music video producer, both here and in the United States including the prestigious Royal Television award for Multi Camera 2011/2012 .  Through her extensive experience producing  feature films, documentaries, live animation projects and with global artists – including  David Bowie, Adele , The Prodigy, Rage Against the Machine, Nine Inch Nails, , Dr Dre, Queens of the Stone Age, Foals, Ozzy Osborne and Metallica (to name a few), Cordelia has also been privileged to work with outstanding directors.

 

Along her journey, Cordelia’s passion turned to new art forms and the creation of mixed media sculptures influenced by taxidermy.  Inspired by the work of  Victorian artist Edward Hart and driven by her great love of film (in which she also lectured at UCLA for many years), Cordelia found herself re-imagining iconic film scenes in miniature form, compelled by a dark, ironic and humorous sensibility.

 

Each vignette is designed to capture a filmic moment in time. 100% ethically sourced, her actors have been treated respectfully and with painstaking care to create, in animal form, the characters they represent. Intricate detail and handmade tiny miniatures form a bespoke and unique art work , each the sum of several months work. The dioramas are beautifully housed in vintage bell jars (recognisable for their “blood-spattered” ceilings or snow capped lids) and stunning retro televisions sets.

 

The first public viewings took place in January 2020, where limited numbers were allowed access to the studio to see Holy Moly at work and now two of her works are currently in the collection of James Perkins at Parnham Park and another sit’s “loud and proud” in Liam Howlett of The Prodigy studio in London with others making their way around the globe.

 

In January 2021, her work was exhibited in a curated online art exhibition and auction alongside legends such as  Banksy, Keith Haring, Tracy Emin, Andy Warhol, Dali and Roy Lichtenstein and was most recently was part of an exhibition in aid of TUSK at the Soho Review Gallery.

 

Cordelia was born in 1968 and has since adopted the moniker Holy Moly.