Curiosity of the space which, challenge and interrogate spaces, draw on them as a source of inspiration and to have an approach as fearless, transformative and unpredictable.
I am looking for abstract shapes coming from different sources, some are coming from The birth of Venus painting,Botticelli painter, others from etchings that are damage, others from some ready made papers found in the Street.
I am not attracted by the picturesque .I am curious about other qualities than the beauty, qualities of time, weight, balance, rhythm and collapse , is it going up or down, is it folding or unfolding?
I will write some Phyllida ways of working which are similar to mine.
The work of Phyllida is a kind of balancing act between two forces. This is happening also in my work. One is the process of making which has something to do with construction and deconstruction, damage and repair and the other is my observation of the world. In the process things happen without thinking but the intuition has to sit on the shoulder of the knowledge.
Ideas die quickly they get replaced on the physical encounter of doing the work.
Phyllida is always trying to undermine the image. She is an artist who has thought processes and responses and reactions and counter reactions. She can change direction in the midway of a work , sometimes without interest in achieving a flawless finish.
The paradox of her process is that the process of experimentation necessary to find the final forms can be time consuming and the paradox is that she don’t like heavy handedness and elaboration when working, she is quick and immediate most of the time, with zero fussing around.
I think her work is very interesting because she is using non traditional materials and she move on into a new way of doing art. She takes the inspiration from the world around her , she does not want to make sculptures that respond directly world events such as, say, 9/11, and would hate to tell people how to think politically.
She achieved with her installation a good view of the world that surrounds her in north London, she calls this interest ` the anthropology of everyday life´.
Is there a subject to her work? She still trying to find the answer, if she were to give one, it would probably have something to do with her `anthropological ´ interests. What do humans leave behind? That´s what fascinates her, she feels compelled to evoke the `mess´ that is an inherent part of being human, though it´s mostly held in check.
Ultimately, though I doubt she will ever find an answer to the question of her subject.
Sometimes I have the same question, is any subject to my work?
My background is coming from a family of designers My father and my sister are designers, since I was 2 years old I was going to the factory of my father, the shapes of the patterns of the shoes are very similar of the shapes I am doing, last year when I was studing a Kensington college a tutor told me that the cuts outs of my etchings were like patterns of shoes, actually I told him, my father is a shoe designer , uncounciously I am imitating my father in another field.