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School of Humanities and Creative Arts
School of Fine Arts
+64 3 3695354
Fine Arts, Block 3, Room 139
Current research explores the intersection between the practical considerations of sculptural practice and the personal underpinnings of an artwork. I have utilised traditional sculptural processes and materials such as casting, which inform the work both materially and conceptually. It is through a reconsideration of tradition that the role of contemporary sculpture is explored; cast from residues of everyday life, recent sculptures suggest a re-consideration of the conventional meanings and values ascribed to objects.Recycled materials are the starting point for an ongoing series of cast plaster and bronze works. These everyday materials are repeated and reformed into conflated and doubled objects. The forms, then cast, perform acts of recycling as the prosaic everyday items are rendered strange and ambiguous through replication and repetition. Drawing is also an important part of ongoing research research, with drawing considered as an expanded field of practice and two-dimensional works often exhibited alongside sculptural works. www.louisepalmer.com