Poppy Tongeman

Interactive Arts
BA (Hons)

Exploring the traces we are leaving through industry and mass production, I create fictional fossil formations in glass and concrete, imitating the proposed geological era of the Anthropocene which is considered to start with the industrial revolution. My work originally stemmed from research into the former Flint Glass industry in Ancoats, I began to create glass forms using imprints from mass produced glassware. The reflection from one form to another is ever present in casting and mould making. As an analogue process it loses detail and quality at each stage, this dictates the final form. The unpredictability of materials shapes my practice and has become part of my research method at every stage of making, encouraging my work to evolve in unforeseen ways.

Tags: Concrete, Fossils, Glass, Industry

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