Monday 12 February 2018

Year 5,000,000,000 AD - Jenny Meehan - Small World Futures

Jenny Meehan, #unsettledgallery No.8
Small World Futures is a collection of 38 miniature sculptures depicting what life could look like in years to come. Each of these small artworks will be placed in public spaces (#unsettledgallery) around London Bridge. Every day throughout February we will be featuring one of these worlds here on the website. A writer will also use the world as inspiration to create something new and fresh, their words describing the shape of a new world.

Today we discover the Small World Future of.... Jenny Meehan
The year is 5,000,000,000 AD

Twinkle twinkle dying star
No escape from what you are
Hanging limply in the sky
Watching us all wave bye-bye
Twinkle twinkle dying star
Au revoir our ex-solar.

Now your light and fire are gone
Earth's too cold to live upon
You can't blame the human race
Off to try another place
Twinkle twinkle dying star
Au revoir our ex-solar.

Natalie Low

Jenny Meehan
You can find Jenny Meehan's Small World Future at #unsettledgallery No.8, in the garden seating areas behind the Greenwood Theatre on Snowsfields, London Bridge. If you can find it then you can take it home, or perhaps you will leave it for someone else to discover.

Jenny Meehan grew up in Teddington (Middlesex) and achieved a BA Hons Degree in Literature at Kingston University before studying for a Post Graduate Certificate in Education at Roehampton University. As an artist Meehan takes a process led approach, creating art that is informed by her research activities, her outlook on life, and personal experiences. Her visual art is intimately connected with her writing and poetry, and the relationship between these two strands of her creativity is a lively and interesting one. She is particularly interested in the relationships between creativity, spirituality and health and wellbeing, and uses both Christian contemplative practices and participation in regular psychoanalysis to inform the direction and development of her artistic practice.

Natalie Low enjoys putting words on paper and believes that everyone has a book of some sort inside them. She lives in Twickenham, UK with her rather charming family. She has published two chapbooks Dementia (2015) and recently School Run (2017).

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