Artist Statement Spring & Summer 2018

My 2018 practice has culminated in a final piece which involves 2-D and 3-D elements, makes use of waste material, and includes text. I have experimented with media a lot this year and I like to think this piece represents the result of that experimentation. The canvas was made entirely of straws, attached together with…

Plastic Bag Jellyfish – 2018

I submitted my swarm of jellyfish made from plastic bags for our Spring Term Exhibition: “This Is What We Did”. Full post here.

Plastic Bag Manifesto

This manifesto, written across four painted plastic bags, was inspired by the Oscar Wilde quote, “All art is quite useless.” Full post here.

Face Scrub Painting – 2018

This is a (half full) bottle of face scrub, containing plastic micro-beads, which I turned into a painting. Full post here.

Cast Iron – 2017

‘Cast-Iron’ combines poetry with experimental music and psychedelic visuals. For the full post, click here.

Ode to Autocorrect – 2017

  Inspired by Caspar Heinemann‘s poetry, this poem was written by autocorrect, and performed by me in a way that accentuates its bizarre incoherence. For the full post, click here.

Self-Portrait 2017

This piece represents a little-known aspect of myself, my clumsiness, and the piece represents the damage and stress it causes me. For the full post, click here.

Summer Project 2017

Heavily inspired by Pipilotti Rist, this was my first artwork of the academic year. For the full blog post, click here.

Summer Assessment Tab – Introduction

Welcome to the Summer Assessment Tab. Here, you will find a selection of what I believe to be my most successful artworks from the 2017/2018 year, followed by my Summer Term Artist Statement and Final Piece.

Khalil Chishtee

Khalil Chishtee is a sculptor born in 1964, Pakistan, who now lives and works in between California and Pakistan. Chishtee’s work was recommended to me by a friend because I was working with plastic on my environmental series at the time. Chishtee creates life-size sculptures of people out of mostly white or black trash bags. There are many…

Easter Holidays: Making Plastic Useless, by Making it Art

I have been working on a piece with two main components – a canvas made entirely of plastic drinking straws stuck together side-by-side, with a landscape painted on it. In front of this is a face scrub bottle on a plinth, rotating slowly, with the same landscape painted on it. This work encapsulates all the…