Saturday, 9 January 2010

My Very First...

Hello and welcome to my first Blog. This is a page that I will be using as my first point of call if you like, for the public exposure of my artwork and research.
I am currently studying for my Masters of Fine Art at the Birmingham Institute of Art and Design, (2009-2010) after spending two years as an artist outside of art education. My Bachelor of Arts was completed at The University of Wales Institute, Cardiff in 2007.

My work is predominantly object/installation based, and as revealed in the following images, I have explored a number of sculptural processes as part of my practice. Sticky Heel (2008) has been cast in silicone bronze using the Lost Wax casting method, whereas Feature (2007), a fabricated image of a woman and sculptural object, was exhibited as a photographic work.

My concerns at the time, as these typical examples of early work (trustingly) carry, were tied up with the Western world's perceptions of the ideal image of female sexuality. To explore this subject artistically, I decided to focus on those female adornments designed as buttress's for the enhancement of female attributes.

Some of these works remove elegance from the original props, replacing this instead with abberant, sometimes grotesque and ambiguous forms that are both reminicent and antithesis of their originals, emitting at times a sense of the uncanny.

More recent work will be posted shortly, along with a description that identifies the ensuing links and developments.

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