Gitmo Bay Souvenirs. Closing Down Sale, All Stock Must Go!

Penny Byrne

This work is part of a series looking at ‘Gitmo Bay’. It is imagining how it might be if you were to go there as a tourist and take home a souvenir.

Penny Byrne is a visual artist who uses materials such as vintage porcelain figurines and other found objects to create artworks that wield a powerful political message.

These manipulated, mutilated and painted figurines explore issues concerning the environment, pop culture and global politics, all presented through Byrne’s inimitable mix of wry satire and playful humour.

Byrne’s reputation as a respected ceramics conservator informs her practice, rendering her works as meticulous and studied subversions of her craft.

Gitmo Bay - Penny Byrne

Vintage porcelain figurines, epoxy resin, metal chains, re-touching medium, powder pigments, painted MDF base, 34cm x 15cm x 65cm (2010).