Gill St John Griffiths
elen Mai Wyn Jones
Anthony David Vaughan
The Darkside Gallery
Manon Awst & Benjamin Walther
My practice explores my individual perception of memory, and how the projection of memory is delivered in accordance with various materials used within a piece of work.
I view myself within my memories as being frozen, static remnants of what I remember seeing of the outside world, I believe that memories are bound up with our dreams, fantasies, we ourselves are in a constant state of change, and they evolve with us.
The clay is modeled with the “touch” still visible, they appear rigid, and uncomfortable in their stance. Mirroring the sometimes discomforting memories we hold. Fabric has been used in the making of a selection of figures, a figure that holds the potential to move, holds life (Life is movement/ Growth), it has a freedom the bound static clay figures do not possess.
The way in which humans can empathize with the human form fascinates me; the work is not about being prescriptive and telling every detail of a story, I am interested in how and why humans will immediately feel for a figurative form. Empathy and memory, is something we all possess.
I have just completed a BA(hons) in ceramics at cardiff school of art and design, and am looking for challenging and new opportunities to fully engross myself in within the coming year.