My practice explores the interplay between tangible materials and their relationship to more abstract theories of ecology. Using a combination of poetry, performance and object making, my work attempts to reveal the interaction between humans on the natural resources that are harvested from the earth.
My artwork is influenced by the semiotic theory of ‘umwelt’ a term used in ethology meaning the world as it is experienced by each individual organism. I am interested not only in how our surroundings shape us as organisms, but how we, in turn, alter our environment.
Materiality is a dominant factor in my practice, however it is the ‘becoming’ or transformation of each material that is core to the work. The human form manifests itself through undulating masses of fatty tissue; mundane materials such as pillows and fabric are transformed into beings through various processes.
Visceral and raw. Jagged, dense fractured steel; sweltering or seeping honey. A certain municipality ties these juxtaposing mediums to each other. Acting and re-acting yet bound to the laws of the gallery space.
Each medium exists as both rigid and hollow or slowly enveloping another; just as humanity inhabits the earth,