TOTEMS_&_VESSEL_2018

'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

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) 

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) 

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