The Chandelier of Lost Earrings: A Large Sculpture Created Using Thousands of Donated Earrings
"The Chandelier of Lost Earrings" by architectural glass artists Lauren Sagar and Sharon Campbell is a mass participation artwork created using thousands of orphan earrings, all of which were donated by people who had lost the other half of the original pair. The sculpture is designed to be floor standing. At 2.5 metres high and 1 metre wide, the chandelier is made up of 3,500 earrings, hundreds of lengths of chains, donated necklaces, bracelets, beads, brooches and two watches. “We wanted to gather together the lost and lonely earrings along with the stories of their owners into one beautiful sculpture,” the artists explained. The finished piece is displayed inside a glass house, which Sagar and Campbell created on the grounds of St. Mary’s Maternity Hospital in Manchester.