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Under Pressure

Jill Gibson

Reference

SAS0135_002

Year

2020

Dimensions (cm)

Height: 65
Length: 65
Depth: 20

Materials

Cast foam, bisque fired clay

Suitable Locations for the Work

  • Indoors
  • Floor-based
  • Freestanding
  • On a plinth

Background, history, commissioner of the work

Under Pressure was produced during lockdown and selected for the Royal Society of Sculptors Summer Show 2020 and more recently selected for Wash - an all female abstract sculpture exhibition, YAS (Yorkshire Art Space), Sheffield 2021.

Thematic/contextual information

My practice is largely research based and I employ an architectural technique called fabric forming. I have developed a way to free cast liquid foams and this piece, Under Pressure, was produced under lockdown 2020 and is an on-going exploration of material and form. The intense pressure of the situation underpins the piece. The fragility of the clay, forced by the pressure of the foam create bulges, crevices and surface tensions that were very much apparent at the time.

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