Exhibition, “It’s Not Just Black and White” The worn bone, fluctuations and difference in DNA cannot be seen from the exterior. The shifting shadows reveal the ever changing conditions of invisible disabilities.

 

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Methylation:

Methylation

There are complexities in invisible disabilities: figures collapsing from a seated position, uses different clay bodies to convey the many conditions represented by POTS (Postural Tachycardia Syndrome) and EDS (Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome). Using firsthand knowledge as tool and motivation, this work is to raise awareness of how disability is not an end but rather a strength that can be drawn upon.

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Inside Out 2

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making

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DNA:

I’ve been researching lots of books such as Barnes and Mercers into disability and also medical journals about DNA and Methylation and its effects on DNA.

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Sketch of DNA, ideas of creating in acrylic but with the figures representing different individuals I’ve also decided to make woman as in the DNA , EDS woman are far more likely to have EDS 50% of woman carrying down their genes.

Titles

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I Designed spacers for my piece and had to redesign the size a few times due to re -design of internal structure and strength to make free standing design of “inside out” which took a lot of technical research and working with specialists to resolve issues which i came across whilst designing.

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later cutting pieces for DNA, I decided to not put this piece in the show as IIMG_2761.jpg felt it diluted the strength of the main pieces of the show.

 

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My Exhibition – ” It’s not just Black and White

This exhibition is about invisable disability and making the invisable visible for others to see. 

Inside Out 1, 2 and 3 

Inside Out 1

This sculpture is an expression of bone, spine, I am using the familiar recognition of the body, the materials , porcelain, royal and Parian which has a strong resemblance to create this sculpture. I haveused these to encourage empathy and engagement.

As it is a well known fact that through much research that people do not naturally empathise with disabilities unless they have a direct knowledge and experience ( ref to writer) Barnes and mercer.? 

Inside Out 2 

This sculpture depicts DNA, it is made up of the figures, in acrylic, bright nearly luminous, with ceramic figure hanging from it. Many invisable disabilities are genetic, I have used the vibrant acrylic to show energy, orange and green for the symbolism of chakras orange being the solar plexus from the region of gestation and umbilical cord, the green with the heart the main central pumping system of the body and how we attach are emotions figuratively.