SIZE: 21x10x10cm

MEDIA/PROCESS: casting slip and clay, red light



Breakdown is one of two sculptural outcomes that I produced for Semester 1 of second year; it was crucial to the development of my practice in semester 2.

Breakdown conjures violent imagery of destruction inflicted on the self, in particular the head. The head explodes outwards as though it had been shot from behind and the red light serves the purpose of conjuring the illusion of blood. Ideally, the head and drip would have been covered with the deep, red glaze I used in semester 2.

The visual imagery present explores the concept of this sculpture, namely the crisis and shattering of identity. It seeks to depict a cruel loss of the self and individuality through the gruesome portrayal of death.



12 March 2019



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