Underlay was used to reference the things that cannot be seen, infertility was the subject of this piece. The figure takes on the form of both female and male, domestic materials are disrupted to show deterioration in reproduction and sexuality. This piece developed from my ‘Rubber Head Girls’ paper collages, latex glove fingertips were cut off to speak of restrictions, deterioration of the household paint is used to reference the deterioration of the reproductive system particularly surrounding the menopause.
Last day of uni and after 5 years in art education I have come to the conclusion that I’d love to write either a child’s book or a childishly adult book, so I will begin by character building. My degree show exhibition ‘Human Pollution’ (although quite explicit in context) made me realise that I just can’t step away from the child inside me.
Some of the characters I design will probably still fluctuate between the adult/child criteria but these can be redeveloped at a later stage, these characters may also be potential sculptures.
First Steps….. lots of doodling, drawing, writing, storyboards, plots and to actually learn the art of illustration.
I’ve said it now so I best get started !!!!
Found some really useful websites below.
|Medium:||Wall on Wheels, Leatherette, Air Vent Hoses (Pollution Pipes), Leather Jacket, Shoes, Wood, Stuffing, Lingerie.|
|Description:||The work presents itself to be childlike in appearance, this speaks of naivety, the context of the work surrounds unwelcome happenings such as sexual disease and domestic violence. The punch bag is lay as if defeated and the boxing gloves are stitched up to say that they have given up the fight. Polluted Being (figure standing) speaks about the naivety of the transmission of sexual disease with the use of the pollution pipes around the penis area and the tongue is mimicking in a childlike manner but is also used to discuss communication or in this case the lack of communication.|
|Medium:||Film. Medium Within The Film: Eggs, Tights, Legs, Hands, Household Gloves, No Editing.|
|Description:||There is no video editing software used in this film. The film is one from a series of which the films were repeatedly re filmed and each time another element was added. Using myself as the subject I interacted with each previous film. Deterioration of fertility and sexuality is shown by the breaking of the eggs and the ripping of the tights, my concerns surrounded the menopause. This Film is best viewed projected onto layers of white fabric this mirrors the layering of the film itself and becomes slightly more confusing for the viewer. The sounds within the film are a combination of everyday domestic and the eggs being broken in the tights, they have become distorted with repeated filming, and somehow sound like machinery. I think of the female reproductive system as a factory/production line so felt the sound was important to the piece.|
|Medium:||Poly Pipe, Stretch Mesh Laundry Fabric, Curtain Wires, S Hooks, Soap Powder Bags.|
|Description:||This piece forms a representation of the female reproductive system and is concerned with infertility, particularly surrounding the menopause, through the process of making tensions are caused by hanging and allowing the fabric to become stretched with the weight of the hoops, I like to use tension in materials to speak of the tension within ourselves. I think of the female reproductive system as a factory that is there to produce and it is a female’s plumbing in a way, I chose the materials for the functional values in this instance. The plumbing poly pipe and wash bag fabric form the empty sterile looking tubes, the disconnected poly pipe suggests a loss of function. The centre circle is a film screen on which my infertility films were played. Two small soap powder bags with a symbol no 0-3 children relates to the fact that infertility means no babies.|