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'Totems & Vessel' is a sculptural installation that was presented in a group exhibition at Deptford X  in 2018

"Liminal Phase': Positioned in a bi-colour sculpture stretched by rubber that has the function of a vessel, the minty bathing costume with the French inscription 'En phase liminaire'  (In a liminal phase) lays in a bed of a transparent jelly, neither wet nor dry, the item shimmers under the light, in between states of transition.

'Soft sculptures': Made of aluminium wire, plaster, tights and starch, the sculptures offer a static proposition for an embodiment of otherness. The white structures have a curvature reminiscent of body parts, spines, fallopian tubes or hips. The use of material act as a resistance against norms. 

 

'Scale and Totems': Made of plaster, wood, rubber, silicone, textile and as well as few recycled domestic objects - a scale, some hair donuts, and part of a wig holder. When combining these various materials together the differences in their qualities become more apparent. You notice the weights of plaster resting on un-fired clay, or the density of silicon next to a sponge. The work sways between being fragility and strength, where its components amalgamate in  phallic shape.

Deptford X, group exhibition London, 2018

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Liminal phase 2018 (latex, foam, wood, jelly,swimming costume) 

Scale  and  Totems 2017 (clay, wood, silicone, plaster, pigment, latex, sponge, foam)

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Liminal phase 2018 (latex, foam, wood, jelly,swimming costume) 

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Scale  and  Totems 2017 (clay, wood, silicone, plaster, pigment, latex, sponge, foam)

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Liminal phase 2018 (latex, foam, wood, jelly,swimming costume) 

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Soft sculptures 2018 (aluminium, plaster, tights, starch, rubber)

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