Photo: Kate Haywood in Cardiff, Wales

Kate Haywood


‘The haiku that reveals seventy to eighty percent of a subject is good. Those that reveal fifty to sixty percent we never tire of’. Matsuo Basho


My work is concerned with aspects of ritual, body and place. It functions as a visual haiku both revealing and concealing, inviting the viewer to enter into a dialogue, which is at once sensuous and perceptual. Initially this is communicated through an immediate, intuitive, tactile language but a closer reading of these assemblages will evoke further associations linked to experiences bound by object, time, sequencing and memory. A precise economy of material and metaphorical language is employed.

Experiential ways of knowing can help explain, and make concrete, the intangibility of some direct human experiences. Information that is untranslatable through the written word alone can be glimpsed through the language of objects, material and process. It is because of this that I choose to work with a ‘thinking through making’ approach as it allows me to explore aspects of these intangible experiences and provides me with a method to express ideas.

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Location Cardiff, Wales
Artforms / type of project Ceramics, Sculpture

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