Selected Artworks

The Pearl, 2023

Mixed Media
H155 x W37 x D16.6 cm

Dreamland Sirens, The Fitzrovia Chapel, London

“We fitted together like the two halves of an oyster-shell.” says Nancy in Tipping the Velvet. The iconography of the oyster wove its way into Colbert’s practice after her encounter with its writer Sarah Waters. Here, the oyster becomes a playful baptismal font, taking centre-stage in her alternative place of worship and celebration. A pearl on its side harks back to Sufi tradition where it represents the realisation of our true natures and sweetest knowledge of enlightenment.