While studying the use of found objects in art, and the artists who use them in their work, I was commissioned by Coast magazine to interview Nicola White, who scours the Thames foreshore for materials to turn into fabulous works of art. Immaculate timing!
(copyright Coast magazine)
So, one term down, two exhibitions, Christmas, and the start of a new year. How time flies when you’re having fun – especially when you’re working with found objects, everyday materials and printed images. Blame Marcel Duchamp for kicking off the whole readymade thing with his urinal…
A recurring theme throughout my work is the home – in particular my home – its inhabitants and the detritus of everyday life. After a rummage around the recycling bin I came up with a series of collages, a tribe of Boxheads and a little – ahem – battery chicken. No apologies for the terrible pun.
Nobody likes a show-off
Maddie Barber at the Private View