University: Staffordshire University
Course studied: BA (Hons) Fine Art
Project: Using mass media techniques I seduce my audience into a false
security. My work plays with the conventions of pornography, filmic romance
and gratuitous violence
In fashion the intention of clothes is to adorn the body, but this is
never the case on the catwalk. On the runway fashion is in denial of the
anatomy, clothes dictate how the body should be, bodies change to fit
The body of my work consists of a variety of sculptures, installations
and photography. The sculptures are either made of pure sugar or a combination
of ready-mades and sugar alterations. Sugar is a domestic everyday substance
which can be transformed through a simple but aggressive process. The
result is a sheer ephemeral surface, simultaneously fragile and robust.
It has an unpredictable nature, like that in the human body. There is
an inevitable process of natural decay. The fact that the sugar is edible
is an important factor to how the work is read in context to the subject,
Installation has come to the forefront of my work. I am no longer satisfied
with just making sculptures, I feel that creating environments for the
work to be situated in is more effective and gives the pieces added depth.
This means I have control over everything that the viewer perceives. I
am in control of lighting, sound, smell and vision. I also like the temptation
of taste to be present.
Documenting the nature and behaviour of my installations and sculptures
via photography is vital. It is also a way of developing the individual
pieces further; I like to approach the work with my camera as a fine art
tool, challenging how it is viewed and shedding new light on the sculptures.
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