Eileen Agar 'Angel of Anarchy' 1936-40

Moving away from conventional art materials and using found objects this Eileen Agar piece really grabbed the children's attention and was something they wanted to return to again throughout the day. 

Kate Davies says 'her angel/warrior flaunts common forms of feminine decoration on a classical subject: the sculpted head.  Patches and layers of materials fighting with each other are visible. It is not a representation of these objects, it is the objects themselves, but not as we may expect to see them. Agar was obviously well aware of the need to re-create chaos to build a new kind of order. She rose to the responsibility of both looking at her world and pushing on from what may become conventional in visual language at a certain time'.