The idea of "Acceptable Flesh" has been fermenting in my mind for quite a time.
I announce it here as if it were some bold new venture, on which I have just alighted. In truth it is, of course, a simultaneous thread that has edged and woven through all my work to date – social constraints for both mind and body are inextricably linked.
In 2007, I made an artwork called “Bound”, which was inspired by a piece of writing by my husband, Kim. In many ways it encapsulates the direction of “Acceptable Flesh”
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Plans for this body of work seem to grow daily, and with excited anticipation, I envisage a large quantity of textured pieces on canvas, and free hanging installations. Sculpture dominates largely too, with forms based on the body and corsets.
I have some interesting ideas for black and white photography, which at the moment leave me amazed and hugely daunted at their concept.
Over the ensuing months I will be collecting audio interviews that will be edited into a sound installation.
My vision is that "Acceptable Flesh" will become a kind of immersive experience, rather than a superficial tour of a gallery space.