My work is about following each piece and being intuitively
open to an unspoken dialogue that spans a breath of choices and unknown exit points.

For me being an artist is an act of prosaic looking that feeds making for heterogeneous artefacts that confront the real world. I see my work as an anthology of objects, each being a unique incomplete tangible question that collects personal provenance. What stimulates my work and research is the ongoing amassments of stuff I collect and own. Obsessions happen without acknowledgement and my inventory shows no boundaries to objects, just an attraction that I find it hard to explain other than: we find each-other.



Thursday, 3 December 2015

Object Keepers

"Remember, every object that is kept must have a keeper" Powell, R. 2005,

this quote for me trigger a thread of thinking, is it more important if the work is wearable making the object and the keeper in this relationship where one can not work without the other? and furthermore does the keeper need to know about the object being kept?
 cameos (the object and the witness)
sewn into the inside label of clothing to be donated to charity shops.
 

the safety of objects

experimenting with surface and the ideas of packaging this surface is a glue made from polystyrene.


Object Owners

a research tool asking participants to nominate an object that says something about their week with no annotation. this strengthened my research into the reading of objects and how this I a foundation to my working practice. these objects once documented were then wrapped in a copper skin and sent back out at random, creating a surface that could collect memory through degrade of materials.