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A dentist's dozen
Scan series of printed pastry
Pastry, jelly & fur hat* 2016
I’m conscious of the finite materials I use; repelled by the idea of an indelible object, for nothing should last forever and for me, art is an ephemeral experience.
I used jelly, play-dough and pastry for print; the thick liquids and crusty textures invoke cloying sensations; attractive/repulsive.
I’m interested in how image and sound can trigger uncanny, visceral and infantile feelings of hunger, seduction, revulsion and anxiety.
A dentist friend allowed me to have a bag's worth of teeth moulds on the condition I scratched out the names. I printed into play-dough and pastry for baking; for a series of edible pieces that display the open bite of a stranger.
I found myself struggling financially, especially with the high price of food and rent in Brighton; the teeth biscuits allowed me to combine my food and art budget; it becomes a bidirectional process of creation and consumption.
*The sheep fur hat was a gift bought second-hand.
'The moment when a feeling enters the body is political. This touch is political' -Adrienne Rich
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