elasticated cotton, cotton thread, red lentils
11.5″ x 4.25″
“Currently, my practice is focused on investigating the philosophical theory of abject. Abject is defined as something that does not adhere to rules or borders; which disrupts identity and systems. Essentially it is an ambiguous place that exists in-between how we define the boundaries of the real, where the divisions between subject/object, animal/human, and life/death break down.
I aim to use soft sculpture to create biomorphic forms that linger on this border. Suggestive in both their shape and the malleable nature of the material, I want to position the viewer to question whether what they are viewing is organic or synthetic, and highlight the paradoxical struggle between fascination and disgust the abject often presents us with.
As depicted in these photographs, by placing my sculpture within a real world context and juxtaposing the abstract form with a rigid, recognisable environment I aim to convey a sense of foreboding as the unsure creeps into the certain.
Presently I am studying a Foundation Diploma in Art and Design at Plymouth College of Art prior to beginning a BA in Fine Art at Plymouth University. I am interested in creating conceptual pieces that experiment with form across a wide range of mediums including sculpture, photography and drawing. Additionally, my background in textiles has lead me to often work with fabric, thus situating my work within the sphere of feminist art.”