Cut-and-snapped plasterboard with shims
30 Broughton Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3RT
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Background, history, commissioner of the work
Exhibited in 'Interior Landscapes' at The Royal Scottish Academy, 2021. Interior Landscapes, curated by Robin Webster RSA, explores domestic objects and furniture designed by Royal Scottish Academicians and invited architects and artists. The exhibition considers the direct relationship between ideas, materials and manufacture, whether through handmade craft or state-of-the-art machining.
Adaptations made from discarded materials gathered whilst working as a creative freelancer, allowing their size and history to determine the dimensions and patina of the sculptures. Plasterboard and shims are the basic materials for any home improvement job, though usually covered up and hidden once in place. Here they are celebrated for their functionality with the use of colourful shims that jar with the dry, fragile powderiness of the snapped plasterboard to support and level the structure.