Installation piece (velvet, wood & bonemeal)
This was about trying to look into strange material combinations; the luxurious and earthy, the mundane and the garish. I found it a struggle to create something which could entirely accommodate all of the space, but this seemed to represent to me a shift back into object based works. I think I was also interested in tents and shelters and strange gardening materials like bonemeal, which i find both repulsive and sort of alluring. Overall, this could have been executed a lot better if I perhaps made use of the crushed velvet texture more and its versatile sheen in different lighting. The use of harsh lighting was definitely deliberate, so that the room had an otherworldly and kind of sickly glow. Sometimes I get weighed down in trying to have a strong concept that I lose that essential sense of play needed with experimentation.