Glut
       
     
Glut, recycled & found materials,  270cm(h)x180cm(w)x90cm(d) aprx (dimensions vary depending on site) '18.jpg
       
     
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  Glut (detail).    Photo by John Taylor
       
     
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  Glut (detail).    Photo by John Taylor
       
     
  MA Show 2018 with Glut.    Photo by John Taylor
       
     
Glut
       
     
Glut

Glut (detail)

270cm (h) x 180cm (w) x 90cm (d) aprx - dimensions can vary depending on site. Photo by John Taylor

Found and recycled materials including some with emotional significance (my deceased dog’s toys, blanket, lead, collar, my son’s unwanted stuffed animals), foam, sponge, twine, copper wire, old clothes, fabric (some hand dyed with avocado pits), wool, sisal, string, thread, rope, plastic netting, plastic bags, plaster, handmade khadi paper, paste, wax, linseed oil, steel, 2018

‘Glut’ is an outpouring, a form of suturing, an emotional response to the recent death of my dog, factory farming, and our plastic oceans.

A ‘curtain’ of tentacular entrails, viscous bodily hybrids transformed, ‘Glut’ is seductive and disgusting. The materials (especially personal items) speak of past lives, loss, textiles, craft. In contrast, the organic forms symbolise death, violence, but also vulnerability and renewal - the duality of horror and tenderness.

Glut, recycled & found materials,  270cm(h)x180cm(w)x90cm(d) aprx (dimensions vary depending on site) '18.jpg
       
     
IMG_9552.jpg
       
     
  Glut (detail).    Photo by John Taylor
       
     

Glut (detail). Photo by John Taylor

IMG_9618.jpeg
       
     
  Glut (detail).    Photo by John Taylor
       
     

Glut (detail). Photo by John Taylor

  MA Show 2018 with Glut.    Photo by John Taylor
       
     

MA Show 2018 with Glut. Photo by John Taylor