Digital Image of a sculpture of cast pelvic bones.
Sally : "Sneeze 2020 is a COVID 19 form made from a sculpture of cast pelvic bones, representing our human fragility during the pandemic. The form has been digitally repeated to create an imaginary sneeze as if the virus were visible spreading through air.
The image is deliberately black and white. COVID-19 is so small that it can neither absorb or reflect light and therefore it is colourless. The colour given in electron microscope images is artificial so that we can see it. Despite its size it has had a devastating impact on humanity."
Sally de Courcy qualified in 2016 from the University of Creative Arts, Farnham with a first class honours degree, scholarship and masters with distinction in Fine Art. She is interested in repetition of cast objects and works in different mediums including bronze. The objects are re-assembled to reveal a narrative.
Her medical experience of working with refugees is reflected in her work, which often stands for those who are treated as less than human. The philosophical reasons for repetition of violence through history explored by Butler and Zizek have influenced her, together with artists Doris Salcedo, Ai Weiwei and Mona Hatoum who transcend their autobiographical experiences to comment on thematic human issues. Recently her work concerns humanitarian aspects of the COVID19 pandemic.
Sally is a member of IAVA, International Association of Visual Artists and Continuum. She has had publications most recently in Flux Review Magazine and has won awards. She has exhibited throughout the UK and internationally most recently with Transcultural Exchange, Boston and The Borders Exhibition in the Contemporary Artspace, Palazzo Albrizzi- Capello, Venice and the Ty Pawb Open, Wrexham. Sally has future exhibitions in 2020 and 2021 planned in London. Sally lives in Woking, UK.