Consequences of progress, remnants for the future, 2019
Material; Giclée prints on Hahnemüle Photorag, edition of 3
Collection: 1st edition, The University of Salford Art Collection.
Consequences of progress, remnants for the future, document a series of experimental works in salt, ceramic, clay and steel.
The work developed through a research residency at Glasgow Women’s library, co-commissioned by Castlefield Gallery and The University of Salford Art Collection for the exhibition Ruth Barker & Hannah Leighton-Boyce at Castlefield Gallery, Manchester.
This series of works explores salt as a metaphor for the physical and emotional body and residue as an archive. The notion of sentiment- the intended belief, thought or feeling behind an act- and sentimentality, led me to explore the potential of salt to reflect on the human condition. Drawing on its inherent properties of division, healing and energy, explore how salt can sympathise with the body in its different forms and formlessness, being strong and crystalline yet simultaneously fragile and vulnerable.
MAP review by Jazmine Linklater: Issues / #43 a gray stone wall damming my stream.