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Sculpture: Fabric, Found Objects, Wood, Metal, Textile on Soft (Yarn, Cotton, Fabric), Other, Wood.
This wall based sculpture is part of a 12 piece installation.
The work is created from the deconstruction and re-contextualising of an old 1950's quilt. Built up methodically and embellished repeatedly with nails to create cross forms.
I am captivated by the unobvious silent material witnesses to a life lived; a worn bed sheet, a stained tablecloth, a moth-eaten gown. Such artefacts bare the marks and physicality of human nature, possessing a poetic power. They are simultaneously valuable in their uniqueness and worthless in their deteriorated, decontextualized state. Each piece created from these objects is therefore both my own personal expression of the hidden memories embedded in the original items, and a way to explore the recycling and re-contextualising of meaning and value in contemporary society. The experience and memories of others, imagined and real, fuse seamlessly with my own through the salvation, destruction and discordant juxtaposition of materials.
Artist featured by Saatchi Art in a collection