Marion travelled to Mexico in her 20s. The country was more than she could ever have imagined and she quickly fell in love with it. On returning home she unpacked all the objects that she’d collected along the way, shells, rocks, sugar skulls and tin toys. As the years passed their lustre faded – but not the spinning tops. She had bought them in Chiapas. These were the things that then moved with her from house to house. These were the familiar objects that her new husband had to embrace when they were first married. These play things, with their simple, satisfying shapes and their bright colours that soften as they spin, are the objects that have survived the twenty years since Marion first went to Mexico.

25 Nov 2012