Axisweb has selected five artworks featuring contemporary artists making work with or about the concept of vessels: Sarah Hitchens, Paula Garcia Stone, Katie Taylor, Julieann Worrall Hood and Dominic Mason
Primitive vessels slab-built in black clay with porcelain slip and shards.
My Blood, 2017
Images taken with an Environmental Scanning Electron Magnifier at the Torr Williamson Research Centre, University of Manchester. A drop of my blood drying on the plate inside the scanner.
Singularly alone, the feeling of loss – lonely, empty, bleak and tearful.
Evaporation also reminds us of the soul leaving the body and rising.
Atoms that make us cannot be created, changed or destroyed. Like salt crystals they continue to exist but in a different form.
Inflatable Drawing, 2011
3m x 3m x 3m inflated cube with graphite drawing of trees on the interior.
Horn Vessel, 2016
Totaller's (Lesley Guy, Dale Holmes and Lea Torp Neilson) installation piece takes Le Mur de l'Atelier d'André Breton, the seminal work by the Surrealist artist on permanent display at the Centre Pompidou as it's point of departure - a reconstruction of André Breton’s studio featuring artworks by his contemporaries, artefacts from ancient civilisations, objects, and ephemera.
Published 23 February 2016