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The Collection
The Collection

© the copyright holder. Photo credit: Essex County Council

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‘The Collection’ is a visualisation of the seemingly impossible. The specimens are needles. Team GB shooter James Huckle has shot a bullet through the eye of each needle at a distance of 10m. Helen’s display presents the specimens as objects of beauty and rarity, simultaneously acknowledging the scientific, educational and commercial value of the act.

Essex County Council

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bullets, needles & velvet


H 9 x W 10 x D 5 cm (E)

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commissioned as part of 2012 Olympic programme, 'Journey to the Podium'; on loan to Harlow Civic Centre

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