Kirsty E. Smith

We live in a constant dialogue between memory and our experiences of the present.?? Kirsty E Smith's practice draws on a passion for architecture and the optimism of Futurism. As humans we have a fundamental need to make sense of the world and our place in it. Our experiences come into the brain in a vast flow of neural impulses from the eye, the ear, the tongue, skin and so on. Smith's intention is to create work which resonates on a deeply emotive level and which acts as a vehicle to reconnect with a 'place' or memory deep in our subconscious. Frillip Moolog is the name that she has given to such a place. Kirsty E Smith works at the hinge of different worlds: between that of vintage Sci-Fi and the domestic & everyday, and there is a disarming sense of playfulness in her work. She constructs her beings (sculptures) from an eclectic range of materials (including elements of vintage machinery) but has a fluency in the language of textiles and a strength in upholstery techniques. As her practice has developed she has both exhibited and photographed the beings in unusual settings both interior and exterior. She is interested in challenging preconceived notions of the domestic and hopes to nurture the viewer's imagination to weave their own narratives. Her sculptures are vessels which hold and suggest many ideas simultaneously. They are rich with history and narrative, both in a personal and more general sense read full statement

Location Birmingham, West Midlands