SCULPTURE: Christie Brown
Christie Brown's figurative sculpture explores a personal iconography concerned with universal themes of attachment and loss through the use of narrative and the body.
The main medium is ceramic but she also uses plaster, bronze and wax, materials with a long established relationship with casting and the use of moulds. Ceramic artefacts and other ritual objects from burial sites and the associations of clay with myths of creation provide rich references.
Exploring the metaphorical associations of the casting process, recent work using moulds exploits the clay's capacity to receive an imprint, to record a trace and connects to ideas about mimesis and replication, transformation and fragmentation.
Using plaster and wax in conjunction with the clay, ideas about the symbolic nature of positive and negative, absence and presence are evolving. The work is informed by debates within psychology, anthropology and archaeology and the current preoccupation with material culture.
Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Musee National De Ceramique, Sèvres, France
The Museum of Decorative Arts, Montreal, Canada
The Royal Musem of Scotland, Edinburgh
Buckinghamshire County Museum, Aylesbury
York City Art Gallery, Yorks
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