This space is a continuous collection of experiences, ideas, projects and reflections.
My project alludes to the human obsession with documentation and imitation while commenting on the absurdity of viewing prehistoric objects as contemporary art objects. The atemporal paradox was the foundation of my creative thought process in the project and I am interested in exploring it physically through different sculptural explorations in the coming months.
All of these big ideas boiled down to one primary goal, I wanted to construct Neolithic inspired art objects; recreating them as form focused, remaining faithful to their original appearance but incorporating a sentiment of modernity through metal elements and colours. The sculpture took on an atemporal aesthetic, embodying the paradox of prehistoric utilitarian objects transformed into functionless art objects, I read UNMONUMENTAL and became fascinated by the theory of objects in the 21st century and am eager to further research the work of Carol Bove, Alexandra Birckin and Anselm Kiefer.
2211 is a sculpture that evolved through stages of thought and research, I wanted to make a sculpture that captured time, looking at the borders and hesitations we have with the future and the importance of solidifying our importance in history. Then my ideas changed, I read more saw more and realised that I didn’t want to make a symbol, I wanted to start a conversation about how art objects exist and are viewed. In October I had made a trip to London and visited Frieze Masters, I was shocked at the curation of the fair, abstract expressionist paintings, Italian Renaissance altar pieces and Neolithic flint daggers were all exhibited side by side. The interaction and range of objects exhibited stunned me and made me reflect on the way we view art in general and what makes something art in the first place.