Bio

I have found a particular interest in the theatrics of the footballer’s dive, drawing a focus to the figure and the body in motion. My work aims to be thought provoking, one motivation is to start up a conversation about something that an audience wouldn’t necessarily think about in the day to day.  As a multi-disciplinary artist, I work on impulse, creating with whatever material feels right for me and the subject. Ideas usually transpire through finding unusual or absurd elements within the human condition that I can create from and amuse myself with. 

I aim to make hand sewn sculptures that parody the hyper-masculine ideals that professional football players represent. As a woman, using material known as woman’s craft, I hope to contrast the typical portrayal of the superior male figure through my use of playful fabrics. I use felt and recycled material to create the floppy, cylindrical shapes of the abstract figures that I am depicting. 

Three soft sculptures displayed near a white goal post. expand
Booked (2021), Goal post, felt, thread, bubble wrap, brown paper and recycled clothing, Varied sizes
Three soft sculptures displayed near a goal post expand
Booked (2021) Goal post, felt, thread, bubble wrap, brown paper and recycled clothing, Varied sizes
Red soft sculpture situated on grass. expand
Red Diver (2021) Felt, thread and recycled clothing, 12m at length
Soft Sculpture of Referee fallen to the ground expand
Fallen referee (2021) Felt, thread, roll of insulation, recycled clothing and plastic bags, 1280 x 500 mm
Blue and Yellow soft sculpture suspended from white goal post. expand
Blue and Yellow: mid dive (2021), Goal post, felt, thread, bubble wrap, brown paper and recycled clothing 8m at length
Two soft sculptures: blue and yellow suspended in the air, red situated on the ground. expand
Blue and yellow with red diver: confrontation (2021), Felt, thread, bubble wrap, brown paper and recycled clothing 8m at length, 12m at length
Red soft sculpture situated on grass. expand
Red Diver (2021) Felt, thread and recycled clothing, 12m at length
Two soft sculptures: blue and yellow suspended in the air, red situated on the ground. expand
Blue and yellow with red diver: confrontation (2021), Felt, thread, bubble wrap, brown paper and recycled clothing 8m at length, 12m at length
Stretchered off (2021) Blue and yellow, stretcher, Phone video, audio and youtube clip, https://vimeo.com/547564048 ,01:54 min
Image of Charlotte shaping red sculpture. expand
Red Diver (2021) Process
Image of Charlotte sewing blue and yellow sculpture. expand
Blue and Yellow (2021) Process
Image of Charlotte positioning the referee soft sculpture. expand
Booked (2021) Process
Image of Charlotte shaping red sculpture. expand
Red Diver (2021) Process

I have been selected to be part of the Fronteer Gallery's Summer Soltice Exhibtion running from 22nd June 2021 – 3rd July 2021. Visit https://www.fronteer.co.uk/ for more information. 

If you have any queries or are interested in purchasing work, please contact me via email or instagram.

Charlotte Taylor

On a technicality it was a red card