CELEBRATE  2012-9

The objects in Celebrate suggest contradictory and troubling relationships to consumerism. I used different sculpture techniques including slip casting porcelain, moulding white chocolate and blancmange, and boiling sausage meat in surgical gloves. I used familiar materials to make objects that are unsettling because they are both desirable and threatening, enticing and repulsive.

 

Each year during the Christmas and New Year holidays I am infuriated by adverts telling me to treat myself, over-indulge and let myself go, only to berate me for doing so as soon as the clock strikes midnight on the first of January. I began the Scales series for some advertising posters that were displayed in Cardiff in January 2015.