BA (Hons) Fine Art
In a world of disorder, I attempt to relinquish control by trying to unravel the intricacy of the things that surround me. I establish a dialogue through a series of actions, throwing, folding, pressing, tearing, breaking, squashing, kneading. Each repetitive action leads to a more inherent understanding of materials and their capabilities, it is through this tactile exploration that I intend to synthesise the abstract and the tangible, intersecting memory and imagination, past and present.
Clay, of earth, offers a sense of grounding in an age of slick screens, it allows allows for a step back from the instantaneous nature of the smooth, and realigns us with a physical, unfiltered environment. Each action and step in the process imbues the material with intention, revealing the cracks, textures and imperfections of this temporal medium and its power to retain a history through this life cycle, an evolution that mirrors the shifting lands.