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
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 eylet hooks

Dimensions variable
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 eylet hooks

Dimensions variable
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
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
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
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
(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
Sitting With the Feeling
2020

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

Dimensions variable
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
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
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
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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