CONTROL

Control, 2018, brings together the practice of sculpture, endurance performance and language. Featured is a hospital bedsheet embroided with the artist’s thoughts regarding the loss of said control during an emergency admission. The bedsheet is hung so both front and back are visable, representing the conscious and subconscious aspect of control. Positioned alongside, mountainous structures are formed from the weaving and knotting of embroidery thread around 586 nails. It is a metaphoric expression approaching the harsh reality of mental health in contemporary society compared to the artist’s idealistic sanctuary. Juxtapositioned together, they are a visual representative of control (or lack of it), something which can be seen as the root cause to many mental health cases.