Der Lumpensammler & the poet: both are concerned’, 2020. Deconstructed and bound chair. 40.2 x 192.4 x 96.3 cm.
ding an sich- on the surface’, 2020. Wood, staples and 3 screws taken from Chesterfield chair, 45 x 15.4 x 16.2 cm
lumpig at the discretion of the Conservator, 2019/20. Arm of a sofa, deconstructed and bound, 30.5 x 18.4 x 80 cm
accelerating airy lump, quoted before', 2020. Firework residue on washing line. 12.2 x 5.3 x 25.4 cm
the lump of stuff which makes her up’, 2020. Deconstructed towel with image of towel, 59.4 x 104.2 x 131 cm
Installation shot of ‘Multi-lump bound[ed] states’, 2020. Found chain, pipe, table frame, zinc-plated tool clips and photographic prints. Various sizes
Multidisciplinary research based practice -
sculpture, photography & musings centred upon ‘lump’.
‘The lumps give up their lumphood, so to speak, before they can become the statue.’
In reading Theodore Scaltsas’ account of Aristotle’s Theory of Substratum I encountered the term ‘lumphood’; curiously, the text provides no insight into this idea. Over the past four years I have been scouring various texts which also utilise the word ‘lump’. From Marx’s lumpenproletariat to Virginia Woolf’s short stories, from parenting books to Biblical teachings, from Ontology to Oncology, a lump transcends disciplines and ultimately refuses classification. This research fuels my sculptural works, alongside a consciousness which compels me to work with 'waste' materials. I have come to realise that the world is already so full of stuff - I need not make any more. And so, I now undertake practices of un-making, of rendering a ‘thing’ as a lumpen ‘non-thing’.
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