Jill Gibson MRSS
Current Sculptural Practice
This current work partakes of a commonality of material and form, Each piece is unique, having it's own identity within a group yet each piece asks to be regarded separately.
As such it plays with and alludes to an 'emic' consideration of the study and meaning of the collective and that of the individual within a specific context.
All the sculptures in the series are uniquely different, yet each one takes on its own biomorphic shape and organic body form produced using a similar process and contained within a uniform structure. The 'etic' consideration is how the viewer responds to each piece both as a separate and a collective consideration in context.
Much of the work is an enquiry into how we communicate through our bodies and through language As we move through different landscapes - domestic, urban, rural, cross cultural, and is especially relevant at this moment when expressions of identity—personal, national, global—are so much a part of cultural conversation. I want the sculptures to engage with the space between expression and understanding.