Project description

Inspired by my own childhood experiences, stories and memories; my work explores the fragility of a child's imagination in relation to growing up in a lower socioeconomic status. These works investigate aspects of preservation and decay by using long lasting and temporary materials such as plaster and sugar. Through this exploration of materiality my work has played on the viewers attraction and repulsion by allowing the natural decaying process of the materials to take place in combination with the nostalgic smells of sugar and Green Apple. It aims to challenge the role of the viewer along with their response and participation within art. In person the viewer will participate unconsciously through an olfactory experience but will also voluntarily experience additional sensory elements from the comfort of their own home during online viewings. This aims to challenge the publics expectations of art and what is perceived to be the 'norm' for materiality, viewing and displaying sculpture. By utilizing the uncontrolable qualities of materials my work will challenge the anticipated choreography of the viewer within the gallery space by allowing the materials to change and obstruct the floor space. The works will initiate the recollection of childhood memories, stories and fairy tales, whilst allowing personalised interpretation of the work to take place. There is no correct way to understand these works. Due to COVID-19 I have focused on creating smaller works that have the potential to become larger installations in the future. 

Want to Know a Secret?
Want to Know a Secret?
Want to Know a Secret?
Want To Know a Secret? (3 part series) 2021, Printed as 3 A3 gloss prints. Images taken at Arthurs Seat, Edinburgh.
Want To Know a Secret?

Want to Know a Secret?

2021, A3 gloss prints in 30cm x 40xm with black metal frames. 

Images taken at Arthurs Seat, Edinburgh. 

 

Delicious Orbuculum

2021, Essencial oils diffuser with scent Green Apple, plaster, acrylic paint and boat varnish. Individual size: 5.5cm x d4.5cm x 5.5cm. 

Installed at the Edinburgh Collage of Art. 

Want to Know a Secret? and Delicious Orbuculum
Delicious Orbuculum
Delicious Orbuculum
Sugar Castle
Sugar Castle
Sugar Castle
Sugar Castle, 2021, 4.3kg of Sugar, Marshmallow Scent and Red Food colouring on white sheet. 27cm x 23cm x 13cm
Sugar Castle
Sugar Castle
Sugar Apples
Sugar Apples
Sugar Apples during decomposition
Sugar Apples, 202, Red food colouring and sugar. Individual size: 5.5cm x 4.5cm x 5.5cm
Sugar Apple