The final MA Show Exhibition
Crossley Gallery at the Dean Clough Mills, Halifax.
Rarity, Luxury, Necessity
Sterile Waste Bags, Nylon Thread, Objects/Audio
This work has its roots firmly
placed within representing ‘how it feels’ living with a long term gender
specific chronic illness that effects all aspects of female identity, in a
culture of sexual taboo that forms a distinct barrier between social
acceptance and rejection; and isolation. I have embraced sugar as a medium
which offers biological unpredictability, degeneration and loss of control and which
mimics the characteristics of chronic illness; in addition the cultural and
sociological significance of sugar itself connotes much meaning when
considering gender and social divide.
My work is both personal in
conception yet has evolved to become broadly conscientious, and explores the
notion that through the bringing together of singularity there is a
re-enforcement of message which further challenges taboo and the feelings of
isolation associated with long term illness.