Through Scale and Soft Material

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My interest in inflatables began in 2012 when on an exchange in Gent, Belgium, where I studied glass blowing and ceramics. The act of blowing up something that was liquid and expanding it into something solid was fascinating, but also the ability to alter and modify its scale from something so small to something large. I have since developed my practice looking at inflatables in particular, exploring interaction, scale, unpredictability and the fragility of desires with a focus on the human body.

From causing great joy to great fear, inflatables have been seen throughout history to cause dramatic reflective reactions and seek human interaction. Whether displayed in parades, amidst protests or used to tower above viewers, they allow for fantasy and reality to be explored. Abnormally lightweight for their size and being able to superficially reach beyond limits the inflatable not only plays with exaggeration through scale and soft material but creates an illusion of momentary largeness, allowing us to question our own scale through context but also what we recognise as normal-sized.

Welcome. Welcome. Two wind-powered pink gloves, made with ripstop nylon, which like a windsock, will allow the wind to take complete unpredictable control. This piece will not only respond to the landscape and scale but also become a wind-powered protest seeking interaction.

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