Monday, 26 January 2015

PORTFOLIO - DAY 2, Artists challenge

Day 2 of the 5 day artists challenge... Today's theme is  slip cast multiples in porcelain. The first image is of one of my porcelain sandwiches made for York Curiouser in 2014. 300 of these sandwiches were left in five locations around the City of York, the Museum gardens, Treasure's House Gardens, St. Anthony's Gardens, Kings Manor and on the York Walls. 

Karen Thompson - Porcelain sandwich from York Curiouser, Ceramic, 2014

Image 2 is from my 'Fragile' installation, this was made up of 300 PMN-2 landmines which were installed on the lawn outside the Holburne Museum of Art in Bath. They were aligned to reference and  resemble a military cemetery.

Karen Thompson - Fragile, 2008. Holburne Museum of Art, Bath

The last image today is a site specific piece of work made for the Siobhan Davies Studios in London. Referencing Louise Fitzjames, a Ballerina predominant in mid 19th Century France whom was likened to a 'dancing asparagus in battle of the vegetables'. 'We Must Fit In' is made up of porcelain anorexic dancing asparagus fixed into the stage of a dining table. It's looking at the predominance of eating disorders with dance and the sad fact that one must look the correct shape to be even granted an audition. 

Karen Thompson - We Must Fit In, 2010. Siobhan Davies Studios, London.

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