Sculpture & Installation
Tutors: Pip Dickens, Beth Harland and Emma Rose
My practice is continually changing in its form, but has a consistent visual language within the realms of the three-dimensional. The structures are hybrids, living in the contemporary age between painting, sculpture, drawing and installation and drawing upon references to childhood (the playground) and modernist painting associations. This is specifically in reference to colour and the geometric use of line. Materials are key to my practice, utilising the traditional tools of painting such as paint, canvas and stretcher/wood and then subverting their archetypal usage. These ideas having been informed by Isabelle Graw’s writing on the ‘quasi-person’ in Thinking Through Painting transforming a painting into
a living presence. Whilst painting and sculpture are the dominant forms of my work, drawing is also evident in the reflection of shapes drawn onto the canvas and the surrounding space. In similar vein to Olivia Bax's work, my practice has become site specific, responding to the space and inviting the space and the structural pieces to converse with one another.