Fossils

This ongoing series of abstract works is produced during the period of lockdown and encapsulates the stifling experience of living in a pandemic. Plaster, fire, water, cling film, charcoal and resin unite to animate and examine feelings of vulnerability, nostalgia, longing and pain. Variety of tactile forms are shaped under the plaster to then become sealed in the process of  ‘alleviating pouring’. The shapes are composed of carefully arranged pieces of paper and ripped clothing with sentimental value which are faintly revealed in the relief contours of the thick plaster. The careful and slow process of the arrangement of the raw form contrasts with the extremely rapid and violent ‘race with time’ during the application of the plaster.  This reflective working process resembles a burial ritual and alleviates airy feelings of unease and yearning through fossilising, stitching and solidifying.

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