Gill Forsbrook Browning
MA Fine Art
Making, the collaborative action between myself, material and process, is at the core of my practice. I am using making to think; I am thinking about how things never stay the same, how things continue to move and change. Through making I am exploring how flat sheet material can morph into three-dimensional form; how perception can shift due to a switch in scale and how the application of colour can result in a transformation.
Through making I endeavour to create sculptural objects that express some of the movement and change inherent in the dynamic processes that created them.
With my Wood and Thread series, I aim to create work that speaks of movement, work where balance is precarious and contact with the ground perhaps provisional, objects which appear to have the potential to take off from the surface on which they stand. I wish for the work when viewed from different angles, to reveal changing form and shifting relationships, for areas of colour to materialise and varying patterns of light and shadow to emerge.
I am thinking about how, depending on where we stand in relation to things, our perception and understanding can shift. I am thinking through making about how things are not fixed, but rather are in a state of flux, a state of continuous movement and change.