These four encased pieces display a visual response to themes that often come up in my work – control, randomness, fragility and strength. They are a physical expression of the relationships between these ideas – the tension that exists between the materials, the forms and their placement.
The structure of each pod is carefully crafted. The paper is fine and allows the light to travel through it, revealing the construction of the pods. Collected together they express a strength they do not exhibit individually.
Edges are important. The pods settle, randomly clustered together, and are then trapped in that moment by the Perspex. The cut edge of the pods in their Perspex casing imposes control on the soft, natural gathering of pods. This crisp line travels through all four pieces, binding them together.