The ambiguous form has been created from nature itself i.e. submerged in twigs, leaves or water then slip cast. Presenting this form in a different glaze can change the context.
The above twigs have been sculpted, fired and glazed; they are twigs because we have been told as a child learning about its environment that they are called twigs. By stripping back these twigs to a colourless basic form we are left with a sign. We are familiar with these shapes, but now the trigger point to the memory of the twig has been changed due to the colourless form therefore the context changes. They are shaped like twigs, but could they be bones?
The content of my work exhibits the aesthetic sensibilities experienced from the visual representation created within an object displaying contradictions of the real and unreal.
This visual language of past and present forms a ‘tipping point’ creating an intimacy with the viewer where they are invited to question their perception!
The aim of this visual representation is to create sign’s enabling memories to be triggered and narrative’s to be formed through evoking sensory, subjective, psychological and emotional properties which are experienced through memories and storytelling.
These binary opposites relating to past and present create the dialogue of visual language. The ambiguous and familiar objects create symbolic forms of land, location, storytelling and history which are displayed to the audience where they can be the director of their story.