My current work explores the hard and soft bodies that are rooted in my memory. Sculptures made of building materials: plaster, cement and concrete, and found objects: car parts, old fridge freezers, metal hoover shells, pipes, wheel trims – the waste flung out of other people’s lives and into the context of my work. The soft bodies take form in the plaster – the bulbous, organic shapes; the hard bodies form a base in angular metals. A formal exploration of texture and colour, it explores the agency of movement as sculptures become kinetic. I am fascinated by the potential for non-human forms to act as a stimulus for an emotional response as they become alive, as people seek to find human attributes in organic shapes and moving objects. The static sculptures amongst the animated are then interrogated further in their capacity to achieve animism.
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