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Name: Rachel Wilcock
School: priestley college
Year: Year 13
Inspiration: I have always been intrigued by the theme of light and space ever since touching upon these topics while studying Rachel Whiteread at the age of 15. Her work has a magnificent feeling of serenity and stillness but draws the viewer to consider what her work responds to. I find it constantly fascinating how different people’s reaction to space can be, and how it can be represented in so many ways. As for light, I find that light captures mood and emotion and very often goes unnoticed by the audience, even as it sets the scene and captures a feeling for them. I am also heavily influenced in my work by Alexey Titarenko and his interpretation of space, especially looking at how society interacts with it. This recent topic I have been looking at is the renewing of tired objects and giving them new purposes and a new reason to be viewed. This idea follows in the steps of David Nash, yet taking it in the opposite direction in a fresh approach.
Description: This piece came about as I found a pair of weathered shoes and tried to respond to my topic of weather and weathering by doing the opposite, and cleaning them to give them new life. Re-lacing them to become a spectacle that their time is not yet over and having a new purpose like the work of David Nash.
Width: 45 Height: 30 Depth: 12
Keywords: shoes, found, renewed, re-laced