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Fragility and Tension by Rosie Melville
9th January 2018 @ 11:00 am - 24th February 2018 @ 3:00 pmFree
Photo: Colin Jackson
Rosie is an artist from Kent, whose work includes sculpture and drawing. Her work focuses on the physicality of the human body in its raw, natural state to reflect her own feelings of fragility and tension. This results from living with chronic pain, and the desire to protect herself both physically and psychologically.
The subject of physical and mental health is at the centre of Rosie’s practice, along with her passion for natural history collections and curiosities. She uses a wide variety of materials throughout her work to express emotions and physical sensations. It is a specific, understated use of materials that stimulates disquiet and curiosity in the viewer, causing them to question what they see.
This piece, Fragility and Tension, expresses the emotions and physical sensations experienced from living with depression, chronic pain and chronic fatigue syndrome. This is shown through the choice of materials and the form of the piece, as the weight of the semi porcelain slip pulls on the webs of wild silk.