Slain, 2018

New experimental works that speak to notions of body, form and grief that simultaneously grapple with the discomfort (and luxury) of human indulgence. 

This work acted as a research show to gain feedback and critical engagement as I continue to conceptually explore the natures of grief in a digital age. This is articulated from my own personal relationship with bereavement where nostalgic and childhood visual triggers are used to inform my formal decisions and methodologies. My recent bodies of work presents as sculptural forms made of acrylic that are referential to organs and body parts where humans may feel grief viscerally, as well as videos, etched surfaces and light installations to visually illustrate an alternative understanding of grief. Using sound as a supplementary tool also creates an implied auditory resonance of this idea. Through further research, I wish to focus my understanding around how to entice viewers through all senses, while continuing to work within a kitsch and post-internet aesthetic.

On it, TV, video, LED Lights with gold mirror frame,1189 x 481mm. Geoff's, silver, laser etched mirror, velvet acrylic with sticker PVC frill, dimensions varied.

On it, [closeup], TV, video, LED Lights with gold mirror frame,1189 x 481mm. 

On it, [closeup], TV, video, LED Lights with gold mirror frame,1189 x 481mm. 

[Closeup]On it

On it, [closeup], TV, video, LED Lights with gold mirror frame,1189 x 481mm. 

On it, [closeup], TV, video, LED Lights with gold mirror frame,1189 x 481mm. 

On it, [closeup], TV, video, LED Lights with gold mirror frame,1189 x 481mm. 

On it, [closeup], TV, video, LED Lights with gold mirror frame,1189 x 481mm. 

Cub #2 [closeup], gold mirror backing, laser cut velvet perspex, 580 x 330 mm. 

Cub #1, gold mirror backing, laser cut velvet perspex, 580 x 330 mm. 

Cub #2, gold mirror backing, laser cut velvet perspex, 580 x 330 mm. 

Cub #3, gold mirror backing, laser cut velvet perspex, 685 x 360 mm. 

Cub #1, gold mirror backing, laser cut velvet perspex, 580 x 330 mm. 

Untitledsilver, laser etched mirror, velvet acrylic with collage, dimensions varied.

Untitled, [closeup],  silver, laser etched mirror, velvet acrylic with collage, dimensions varied.

Untitled, [closeup],  silver, laser etched mirror, velvet acrylic with collage, dimensions varied.

Geoff #2, silver, laser etched mirror, velvet acrylic with sticker PVC frill, dimensions varied.

Geoff's #1 [closeup],  silver, laser etched mirror, velvet acrylic with sticker PVC frill, dimensions varied.

Geoff's #3 [closeup], silver, laser etched mirror, velvet acrylic with sticker PVC frill, dimensions varied.

Geoff's #1, silver, laser etched mirror, velvet acrylic with sticker PVC frill, dimensions varied.

Geoff's #1, silver, laser etched mirror, velvet acrylic with sticker PVC frill, dimensions varied.