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The coins of 52 pence and 48 pence Installation

YiMiao Shih

United Kingdom

Installation, Metal on Soft (Yarn, Cotton, Fabric)

Size: 19 W x 2 H x 1.8 D in

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The coins of 52 pence and 48 pence Part of exhibition 'YiMiao Shih: Rabbrexit Means Rabbrexit', an embroidered satire on Brexit, House of Illustration, London. 1. 'Found coin of 48 pence, engraving on fossilised rabbit bone fragments, mounted on fur of Rabbitus Emeraldis, only tiny bit smaller than the size of British 50 pence coin, date unknown.' The 48 pence coin is believed to be created for memorising the result of referendum: that 48% voters went against the expulsion of UK rabbits, known as 'Rabbrexit'. The design on the front side of coin includes a rabbit sitting alone on the dinning table, like in the painting 'The Last Supper' by Leonardo da Vinci, with empty glasses and plates, saluting its former friends around him - the party is over. 2. 'Found coin of 52 pence, engraving on fossilised rabbit bone fragments, mounted on fur of Rabbitus Emeraldis, almost the same size of British 50 pence coin, date unknown.' The 52 pence coin is believed to be created for memorising the result of referendum: that 52% voters agrees with the expulsion of UK rabbits, known as 'Rabbrexit'. The design on the front side of coin includes a rabbit laying on the floor with a chain in its paw, which leads to a lady like figure in Union Jack dress, while a man on the back of horse pointing out a spike to the rabbit: almost like in the legendary scene of 'Saint George and the Dragon'. It is said in the event of Rabbrexit, a heroic figure riding on the back of horse with article 50 written on top, taming a rabbit that demands UK economic and political sacrifices; then rescue the lady-like figure in Union Jack dress as the next offering.

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Installation:Metal on Soft (Yarn, Cotton, Fabric)

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:19 W x 2 H x 1.8 D in

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YiMiao Shih works with embroidery machine innovatively, creates contemporary ‘embroidery-drawing’. She also makes art with acrylic paints, mixed media and pencils. Her work often satirises contemporary culture and politics, also captures the everyday mundane moments in life. Shih is also a visiting tutor of Visual Communication at the Royal College of Art.

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Showed at the The Other Art Fair

Handpicked to show at The Other Art Fair presented by Saatchi Art in London

Artist featured in a collection

Artist featured by Saatchi Art in a collection

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