C-type prints framed
(Series of 13),
various sizes, 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. Familiar materials become unsettling, resulting in objects that 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 New Years Eve. I began the Scales series for some advertising posters that were displayed in Cardiff in January 2015.