MFA Arts & Humanities: Hybrid States 2018
MFA Arts & Humanities: Hybrid States at DJCAD Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, University of Dundee 2018
Playful material improvisations explore the formal and philosophical dualities of objects. Choreographed approaches embrace the unexpected in each new process forming hybrids that hold the inherent identities of the materials and fuse them into altered states.
A childhood fascination with the live-edge of fluorescent acrylic was born in the hot orange-pink of a 1970’s Perspex clipboard belonging to my father. That coveted, emotive object and its delicious hued blush resonates into the present and has ultimately found its chromatic place in this body of work. Bronze casting gives physical and philosophical weight to objects that capture the fold of academic paper notes. The metal holds, transmits and reveals colour when polished and patinated.
Large scale highlighter-ink drawings express a rhythmic response to tonal vibrations experienced through music. The high frequency of the fluorescence employed transmits a visceral illumination through the Perspex.
These ad-libbed visualisations articulate a fascination with the impact of one object on another and the threshold that hovers between states. That interaction is a push and pull that casts light, plays with perception and vibrates between the metaphysical thinking around objects and how we ‘see’ them.