3 Jul 2016


So I know I said this at the beginning, but I REALLY AM going to try and post updates on here more often. I know saying that never seems to make any difference but who knows?? So much has happened in the last few months: we left the EU (I'm literally so angry I can't even talk about this), the world is becomingly increasingly right-wing and, one of the only pluses, Beyonce released Lemonade. I have to say I was not expecting the album to be as good as it is, Don't Hurt Yourself and Formation are just insane.

So anyway, since this is meant to be an art blog, I wanted to share my most recently completed project. The starting point was machinery.

Through this piece I wanted to explore what it means to be a machine. On Google a machine is defined as:

'an apparatus using or applying mechanical power and having several parts, each with a definite function and together performing a particular task'

This led me to question whether something can still be described as a machine if it has been deconstructed and then put back together in a way so that it is unable to perform its previous function. To the average eye it may still appear to be a machine but by definition it can no longer be described as such. My work is an abstraction of this concept; I reduced machinery to a series of shapes and connections. There is definitely still a mechanical feel to the piece, introduced through the cold, angular lines of the metal and perspex, but I tried to juxtapose this with the playful use of colour, textiles and soft textures of the foam.

May 2016
MDF, perspex, foam, knitting, wool, pencil, stainless steel nuts + bolts