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Photography: Plastic, Wax, Color on Soft (Yarn, Cotton, Fabric), Plastic, Aluminium, Other.
I am exploring the freedom of creativity. When we are young we are told not to make a mess. This restriction often inhibits the development of a child's creativity. Scientific studies have uncovered the benefits of 'mess making' in order for children to become innovative, risk taking and creative as they mature. I am creating a city 'to the loss of creativity'. The feeling of "uh-oh" when I made a mess as a child is recaptured and celebrated. Using wax I have made tall sculptures that are decorated with spray paints, inks, glitter, action figures and pom poms. They are daring, fun and playful. Wire frames and cages surround some of the structures to symbolise the restraints we encounter as a child and now as an adult. Grosse influences my chaotic structures with her daring use of spray paints, Visiting "I drove my mother up the wall" at South London Gallery which was hugely inspirational. I have also visited the Basquiat exhibition at the Barbican and I am attracted to the way in which he assimilated information to produce varied, dynamic, bright works.