Industrial Kentucky Mops
Suitable Locations for the Work
- Hung from ceiling
Background, history, commissioner of the work
Undulating was a piece I created whilst at university for my degree show, which was later shown at the New Contemporaries at the Royal Scottish Academy the following year. It is made up for 134 industrial Kentucky mop heads all hand tied together around metal hoops in one continuously line of 80m. It's size and shape can be altered to the desired space, with it's total length able to be altered with removing sections by hand and is best shown hung from multiple points from the ceiling.
Repetition is a key element in my work, as it is this comprehensible order I rely heavily upon. My rhythmic repetitive process of making is very calming and therapeutic which I believe is present in the formation of my work. Through inherited craft techniques, such as weaving, knotting and macramé, I create an emotive tension amongst the forms. The taut shaped created by weighting and Knotting heightens the physical relief when the piece hits the floor in a sensuous slump.