Outside In, 2015
MEDIUM Various woods and metal
DIMENSIONS 75x75x200cm each
Outside In examines the mind in relation to mental states such as anxiety, depression and paranoia. These figures with large abstracted heads represent the power of thought and the way these thoughts impact a person’s actions. The fragmented pieces of wood depict the constant development of thoughts that are generated in the mind, each piece illustrating an individual thought. Despite being individual they are all connected and instruct a functional being.
Anxiety is endemic in our culture and this project harnesses my own anxious energies to create sculptural forms through impulsive action. Outside In comments on how many of us are outsiders to ourselves. In this work I channel spontaneity to release anxiety, constructing forms that are visceral, without too much forward planning. These three figurative forms display ambiguous personalities allowing for a number of possible readings.