Exploration of nothing, non existence, void… sketches included circles as a symbol of the continuation of life as well as spirals as a symbol of lack of control. Dark absence and it’s relation to death. Oblivion.
I started to explore bowls as empty vessels the emptiness of a life unfulfilled, nothing remaining. Circular shapes – symbols of lives lived.
In more depth I started to think about the bowls as coils/spirals signifying spiralling out of control. Utilizing rope as a significant part of life within the prison system.
I looked at both Macramé and basketry techniques as a way of producing coiled bowls. Using Practical Basketry Techniques by Stella Harding and Shane Waltner also Weaving Off Loom. two fantastic books.