This sculptural installation researches process in a number of ways. It is inspired by a surreal combination of seemingly disparate memories and experiences: by my scuba diver experiences under the sea observing coral structures and reefs; and by the shape of the human gut and intestinal processes – moving through, porous, absorption, accumulation, blocking and leaking.
It was made over the course of five days using steel armature, found objects, plaster, wax, water and tissue paper. An exploration of osmosis and permeability as water seeped through the coloured tissue paper and into the plaster. Over three weeks the sculpture slowly intensified in colour and displayed a subtle rainbow silhouette of colour on the floor.
Degree show, The Slade Scho0l of Fine Art, UCL 1999. Assisted by Megan Broadmeadow, Sculptor
“Semi-theatrical constructions grow out of the combined force of time, material and pretence. The relationship between weight, lightness and dramatic effect is where the presence temporarily resides”
New Contemporaries 99, Liverpool and London