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About the Work

The subtitle for this piece was 'Portrait of the Artist's Daughter'. It was photographed in the Mummy Room of the British Museum from five different positions. The Mummy Room contains the museum's most popular exhibits. This extraordinary collection of bodies from an ancient empire, presented here by a later empire, is the world's most comprehensive outside Egypt. It was mostly acquired during Great Britain's Victorian heyday. The child at the centre of the work is my daughter Pinny, dressed as the principal character in Lewis Carroll's timeless story.

About Vaughan Grylls

Born 10th December 1943 in Newark, Nottinghamshire and attended art schools at Nottingham, Wolverhampton, Goldsmiths' and the Slade. He has taught at several art schools in the UK and the US.

From 1996 to 2005 he was Director of the Kent Institute of Art and Design. In 2005 he resigned to concentrate full-time on his own work after joining the Kent and the Surrey Institutes of Art and Design to make the University for the Creative Arts.

″I still use the same approach to my work: I get an idea, think of the title and then make the work. So not much has changed since 1964″

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