Paloma Varga Weisz
Rug People, 2011
Varga Weisz’s five-headed sculpture, it's body wrapped in blankets and cardboard, appears stranded and forlorn. Arrived as if by magic, the group huddles together on a carpet, which covers the disused railway tracks of the old harbour station. This station, with its history of bringing First World War soldiers to the harbour to embark to France, as well as being the terminus for the Orient Express until 2008, provided the major inspiration for Varga Weisz’s work.