Frances Willoughby

My Grandfather was a Bear,

Installation view at Telling Tales, The Phoenix Gallery, Athens.

My Grandfather Was a Bear (2023) is a sculpture which sits prominently at the centre of the Telling Tales. Emerging from the bear's jaws is a cast of her grandfather's head, weaving a powerful narrative of familial connections. This evocative piece seamlessly merges the ancestral and the animalistic, inviting contemplation on identity, myth, and the enduring legacy of family.