Thursday, 23 October 2008
Elizabeth Willow frequently makes use of found objects both natural and unnatural, pursuing a fascination with objects that have a story (whether known or imagined) with fragments, broken and discarded objects. Her work often involves an element of contradiction which is expressed in various ways, through the use of materials which have seemingly incongruent qualities such as strength and delicacy, through the creation of objects whose properties defy their function, or through the attempt to exploit or subvert the tension between such opposing aspects or forces as attraction and repulsion, secrecy and spectacle, freedom and constraint, the supposed imaginary and the purportedly real.
Elizabeth Willow has been commissioned to produce a new bookwork for Artists' Book Fair Liverpool, containing her beautiful and sometimes tragic short stories about the desire to fly.
Posted by Emily Speed at 15:01