Making the Mental Physical (series)

Making the Mental Physical, is a series of individual sculptures which have been realised over the course of several years of the artist's career. The common thread in which all the sculptures sit is an attempt to make physicall the intangiable emotions of life such as depression, anxiety, empathy, and greif. Each work is of the artist's own body and dispalys an amount of autobiographical narrative.

Beauty is Within, Not in the Thigh Gap
Beauty is Within, Not in the Thigh Gap

Casts of the artists own thigh gap the work shows the deterioration from left to right of the casting process and the deterioration of the body through anorexia nervosa. 2019 Six plaster casts and metal eyelet hooks Dimensions variable

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Beauty is Within, Not in the Thigh Gap (installation view)
Beauty is Within, Not in the Thigh Gap (installation view)

Hung at thigh gap height, casts of the artists own thigh gap the work shows the deterioration from left to right of the casting process and the deterioration of the body through anorexia nervosa. 2019 Six plaster casts and metal eyelet hooks Dimensions variable

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Loosing You
Loosing You

Cast of a handkerchief belonging to the artist's grandmother. Cast after her Grandad passed away. 2019 Plaster and polymer filler Approx. 19 x 17 x 0.6 cm

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Loosing You (detail)
Loosing You (detail)

Close up of the detailed texture of the cast of a handkerchief belonging to the artist's grandmother. Cast after her Grandad passed away. 2019 Plaster and polymer filler Approx. 19 x 17 x 0.6 cm

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Keeping Ana on the Shelf
Keeping Ana on the Shelf

The cast seen here of the artists own spine under this title alludes to the effort and hardship of keeping at bay anorexia nervosa. 2019 Plaster cast, fiberglass scrim and string (documentation of performance) Dimensions variable

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Being Ana
Being Ana

In Being Ana the artist takes on the burden of the sculpture and in doing so the burden of anorexia nervosa is visible. 2019 Plaster cast, fiberglass scrim and string (documentation of performance) Dimensions variable

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(If I could) Carry You Home (documentation)
(If I could) Carry You Home (documentation)

Wearing the sculpture Ana, the artist treks through her hometown in Suffolk from the place where anorexia began to her old home. Passing by the town centre, the artist does not stop, but keeps walking, an analogy for anorexia nervosa. Performance Dimensions variable

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Sitting With the Feeling
Sitting With the Feeling

2020 Plaster cast, fiberglass scrim and string (documentation of performance) Dimensions variable

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I'll Take You in My Shoes
I'll Take You in My Shoes

Coming from the phrase 'to walk in someone else's shoes' this pair of canst shoes belonging to the artist show the marks of their wear and give a glimpse of the artist herself. 2019 Two Plaster casts and ribbon from the original shoes Dimensions variable

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I'll Take You in My Shoes
I'll Take You in My Shoes

Installed as part of Home Truths (2020) 2019 Two Plaster casts and ribbon from the original shoes Dimensions variable

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I Love You, Even When You're Absent
I Love You, Even When You're Absent

A dip in the cast of the pillow where a head once was is a reminder of feelings of lack of presence felt when suffering from depression. But the sculpture is perhaps a reminder that despite our absence in the world, we are still loved. 2018 Plaster cast and fiberglass scrim 46 x 71.3 x 16.5 cm

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I Love You, Even When You're Absent (installation view)
I Love You, Even When You're Absent (installation view)

Installed at Quayside Galley in Ipswich UOS (University of Suffolk). 2018 Plaster cast and fiberglass scrim 46 x 71.3 x 16.5 cm

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