Discussion Blog

This blog has been set up to provide a forum to discuss the works included in Exit, Pursued by a Bear an exhibition put together by third year art students from IADT, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin, Ireland.   Each post contains an image and statement from one of the participants.  Feel free to leave comments about the work.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Heather Gray A Bastion of Bone and Black

I have been surrounded by the natural environment all my life and it's processes and structures have always fascinated me. decaying matter, bones, leaves, living creatures have kept me captivated. i have been collecting bones and skulls and working with them over the past years. i am using natural materials and engaging with the environment in the aim of raising questions concerning the basis of humanity and our relationship with other living things.

In 'A Bastion of Bone and Black', mammal skulls and bone are amalgamated with black modeling wax. The wax is formed by hand into a human-esque face and shaped onto the animal skull. This creates a hybrid creature, a fusion of form from the realm of possibility; it asks what if evolution were on a different path?

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