Arts degree show2017

Charlotte Wright

Childhood reminiscence has unveiled my passion for collecting objects.

Reflecting on my collections, my interests lie with mundane objects and how they can be transformed from discarded paraphernalia into valuable items.

Found objects are utilised repetitively across my practice, in which reliefs are produced through the impressions of banal items into clay, which are later cast in plaster and painted. This materiality has similarities to archaeological digs, providing outcomes with fossilised appearances and textures.

The theme of archaeology has been explored as a device for display, creating a juxtaposition which enables the reliefs to be perceived as valuable historical artefacts, which previously may have been considered junk. The reliefs represent ‘fossils of the future’, demonstrating an apocalyptic end to humanity.