Found and recycled materials including some with emotional significance (my deceased dog’s toys, blanket, lead, collar, my son’s unwanted stuffed animals), foam, sponge, twine, copper wire, old clothes, fabric (some hand-dyed with avocado pits), wool, sisal, string, thread, rope, plastic netting, plastic bags, plaster, handmade khadi paper, paste, wax, linseed oil, steel, 270 cm (h) x 180 cm (w) x 90 cm (d) approx. - Dimensions can vary depending on site. 2018.
Fiona : "‘Glut’ is an outpouring, a form of suturing, an emotional response to the recent death of my dog, factory farming, and our plastic oceans.
A ‘curtain’ of tentacular entrails, viscous bodily hybrids transformed, ‘Glut’ is seductive and disgusting.
The materials (especially personal items) speak of past lives, loss, textiles, craft.
In contrast, the organic forms symbolise death, violence, but also vulnerability and renewal - the duality of horror and tenderness."
Treating line as object, Fiona's work blurs boundaries of drawing, sculpture and installation. At the root is the notion of interconnectedness throughout nature, life’s cyclical persistence and transformation. Environmental concerns about human exploitation of nature and over-consumption inform the content. Her use of recycled and found materials relates to our relationship with matter, nature, and ourselves.
Materiality and process are central to her practice; the work is hand-made and labour-intensive. Collecting and transforming materials, there is a cathartic attempt to repair.