Arts degree show2017

Kate Studley

Influenced by the environment from an early age, my practice is a visual response to my personal connection to nature.

Created from organic and ephemeral materials, the sculptures resist permanence on the landscape, continuing to transform over time through natural growth and deterioration. Subjected to the elements, authorship is gradually returned from the artist to nature.

The transportation of organic matter from my farm to university aims to communicate the development of my identity through ideas of migrating and belonging between landscapes. Identity is further communicated by the ambiguous forms, which are taken from observations of self-portraiture.

To raise a concern for the preservation of the environment, site-specific work is located within an unnatural, artificial setting, to portray human existence amongst nature.