SCULPTURE

The focus of my practice is on creating abstracted, yet relatable, blends of human figures with formal pottery forms. My work reflects my passion for anatomical study and anthropological ideas around feminist occupation of traditional territories, suggested through the combination of formal Greco-Roman forms and abstracted, or even caricatured, societal ideals of women and their bodies. I also like to challenge the ideas around how we consider the female form in a way that is joyful, not necessarily sexualised but also challenging. The pieces are intended to have a gentle honesty, which suggest movement but not violence, perhaps pointing to the dignity of calmness in the face or abhorration. The existence of the work as a vessel is crucial to the intention of the self as a 'container' - conveying ideas around women's bodies as carriers for our ills and wishes, moral judgements, expectations, fears and life itself.