Jill Gibson MRSS
Current Sculptural Practice
Drawing on physical structures, environmental forms and observed human shape, the work is rooted in a consideration of complex human and environmental issues that face us in a rapidly changing and challenging world. The work considers both Emic and Etic issues – anthropological, social considerations and communication viewed from a female perspective. The work is largely research based, a continuation of research undertaken in 2013 at Edinburgh University, and is an on-going exploration of sculpture drawing and video as a visual language.
Communication through our bodies and through language, the work is an examination of the world in three dimensional form and is, I believe, fundamental to the human condition. The work considers our place within those spaces and the objects that surround us, used and observed. There is no imitation or direct reference. The response is more subtle, personal, intimate, erotic and ritualistic. It is a tactile study into the way we form relationships with others and within our environment in the digital age. It is especially relevant at this moment when expressions of identity—personal, national, global are so much a part of cultural conversation.