The discovery of an object left buried in the ground is endlessly intriguing. It has built up material and broken down again and been on a journey through the landscape. The object and the landscape both leave a mark on each other, a trace of themselves. A positive and negative relationship I enhance through material explorations.
I am interested in archaeological digs and the change of materials over time. My own observational walks inform me, collecting found objects and taking photographs of aged surfaces.
I categorise this research into two groups: additions and subtractions, or build-up and break-down. This helps me to develop groups of pieces responding to each other.
The imprint is important in my project and this becomes part of the work, as it exists together with the final piece to tell a story of the lifecycle of an object.
Thinking Through Collections
A project has a lifecycle of its own, developing and changing along the way. I am mapping out my project through building up collections of found objects, made objects and photographs to inform my work. My work is mapping out my own lifecycle by documenting where I have been and what I have found. As my journey changes, my work changes.
This project explores what happens when an object us buried in the ground over time and is rediscovered. This moment of discovery sparks my interest in surface texture and pattern and how an object can change from its original form.
I am interested in the deconstruction and reconstruction process. Decay and growth. Layering of material and process. The lifecycle of an object.
I use photography to explore my surroundings in London.
Sugar Bowl explores how an object changes over time, the lifecycle of the object. The sugar bowl has become encrusted with the material that it holds, building up and breaking down again around the form. The object evolves and becomes something else. The lifecycle of the object continues long after us, outliving us. Here, the transient material of sugar exists for a short moment in time, but is captured by the casting and electroforming process. The broken down pieces of sugar evolve to become jewellery for their next life. Materials: raised copper, electroformed copper, cast and constructed silver.
Pitt Rivers Museum Project
This project titled 'Anti-Ageing/Pro-Ageing' was inspired by the starting point of a Kohl eyeliner container. I created two vessels for anti ageing and pro ageing creams intended to celebrate the beauty of ageing and highlight the impossible desire to reverse it. One vessel is cad designed and 3d printed and the other is handmade to explore the two processes, the limitations and benefits.