distressed jean \ California Cliff \ This ones got legs, Mixed media £300-£340
distressed jean \ newspaper pulp, popped corn, denim threads, watercolour, mason twine \ 7 x 7 x 7 cm \ £340
California cliff \ brown paper pulp, wool, felt tip pen, underwater sucker \ 8 x 17 x 5 cm \ £300
this one's got legs \ newspaper pulp, eraser tips\ 8 x 8 x 8 cm \ £300
A series of experimental sculptural vessels that utilise paper pulp in its most basic and renewable form rather than the more rigid glue-like medium of paper-clay. Soaked paper is compressed around plastic objects that are later removed and sent on their own (supposed) path to renewal. The unique finish of each vessel, reiterated in the title, makes a personal, human demand to reconsider our relationship with recycling, consumption and waste.
Manchester artist recently returned to the UK after living and working in Baltimore USA. Recent solo exhibitions include 'Repartea' (Project 1628, Baltimore) 'Re:paired with the colors all around' (The Shed Space, Baltimore) and 'the baby and the bathwater' (Shelter in Place Gallery, Boston). Group shows include 'Growing Together' (Ty Pawb, Wrexham, UK), 'Garden Party' (Latela Curatorial, Washington DC, USA), Flat Files (ICA Baltimore, USA) Weather Station (OSR Projects at Kuhlhaus Berlin). Commissioned in the UK by OSR Projects/B-side Festival, Fringe Arts Bath and Meantime Project Space, Elaine's work is held in private and gallery collections in the UK and USA.