For #Five2Watch this week we've selected five artists who have made work about transience, featuring: Mizzonk Studio, Lucinda Burgess, Emily Speed, Amanda Whittle and Julieann Worrall Hood.
Nothing and Everything, 2015.
A temporary stillness cast in sand, however beautiful, might vanish in a swipe.
“Nothing and Everything” intends to illuminate that moment, a solitary moment to question if there is meaning in the impermanent nature of life.
Outside In, 2014.
Steel chain, cut and polished.
Concrete Dreams, 2015.
Digitally printed foil balloons.
This work was commissioned as part ofArt Across the City 2015 by LOCWS and was situated in the Brutalist Civic Centre. A huge cluster of helium balloons floats high up, each printed with a picture of the building, which they sit inside. As the temperature changes and passing visitors create shifts in the air, the balloons gently shimmer and dip around the atrium. Concrete Dreams both celebrates and laments the passing of its iconic, Brutalist architecture; the loss of an equally loved and maligned building and what the future holds. Over the duration of the work, the balloons slowly lost all of their air, dipping until the bunch was hanging totally upside down.
Waiting Room, 2019.
Why Beauty Matters, detail, 2016.
Tiny house made out of butterfly wings and iron wire. 6x6x8cm approx.
Published 22 November 2019