Professional Doctorate Final Showcase 2019
My Doctorate research explored the tension between our experience of material things at fixed points in the world and of our continual movement through space and over a period of time. The majority of the work made used direct cast Jesmonite plaster/cement forms, installed into exhibition spaces, using the play between ambient light and projected coloured light on the surfaces of the objects and the space around them.
My strategy of making mainly focused on the process of direct casting from spaces where fluid material and process meets fixed surfaces, acted on by the force of gravity. An intuitive making process balanced with an acknowledgement of the forms gradually assuming a likeness to things which I have seen or remembered.
It is the meeting point between the fluidity of movement and material and place or surface with a resemblance to things, which I intend the work to reveal. It is through this material and process-led operation that the creative practice is allowed to be driven and the work to take shape; between a balance of rational decision-making and an intuitive approach for the things to become something to a certain extent unanticipated.