Exploring the differences between animate and inanimate
I am fascinated by the interconnectedness of the human and non-human as a means of exploring our relationship with impermanence.
My work is object based and concept driven with a strong sense of the obscure and the visceral. It explores differences between animate and inanimate, more specifically rock and flesh, mountain and body.
Out Of Body is an uncanny union of materials and expectations. The displaced rocks convey strange, visceral qualities like post-human hybrids. Trapped within a human sized gabion basket (a familiar device for retaining mountain slopes) further adds to the irony of the rock’s containment and displacement.
In the age of the Anthropocene it seems pertinent to question how we comprehend the geological world and the flesh world as symbiotic. What makes a being sentient? Is a mountain a being? What is it to be a thing and can a thing be, without necessarily being human?
Out of Body is showing in the Faces of Sculpture exhibition at the Royal Society of Sculptors until 14 July 2018.