Hermione and Friends
Table-top Trinket Cabinets, Mahogony or Huon Pine, MDF, Lacquer
Hermione and Friends sit in tounge-in-cheek fashion within the Teraphim series Teraphim is a plural Hebrew word from the Bible thought to refer to singular objects - the plural form implying magnificence. In many English translations of the Bible it is translated to mean idols, or household god(s). The theme of the (in Lueckenhausens case benign) household god inserting itself into the domestic scene as a sort of guardian presence evolved as the narrative in which his Teraph series of works sits. The symbiotic duality intended by Lueckenhausen sits behind a theme of reconciliation of opposites including: geometric against curvilinear, and often zoomorphic, form, natural timber colours and textures against highly finished, painted or laminated surfaces, architectonic stillness against the suggestion of movement, as in recent arrival or imminent flight. Hermione and Friends move into the comic space, not so much ready for flight but for another round of canasta and a pink gin.