Joy installation

Loughborough University Degree show
2019

The immersive installation aims to inspire a moment of this intangible, ephemeral feeling to exhilarate and uplift the viewer. Reactions to my work such as ‘this makes me feel happy’ and ‘they are very joyous’ led me to question why certain objects rouse these feelings instinctively, and how we can cultivate positive emotion through art.

The installation brings together vibrant colour, comfortingly familiar forms and playful compositions; all elements working together to create a universally joyful space.

Each sculpture is first made out of plaster then hand painted and placed upon individual “plinths”. For the collages, I firstly paint, decorate and cut out lots of paper forms of varying shapes and sizes before constructing, and then I begin playfully stacking, sticking and joining to make my compositions.

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Joy installation view 
Mixed media
Varying

 

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Blue with red and orange spots
Plaster, wood and acrylic paint
1.2 x 1m (approx)

 

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Orange with blue and white spots
Plaster, wood and acrylic paint
1.3 x 1m (approx)

 

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Green with a sea of blues 
Plaster, wood and acrylic paint
1.2m x 1.2 (approx)

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Watercolour and pen on 360gsm paper
8.3″ x 11.7″

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Watercolour and pen on 360gsm paper
8.3″ x 11.7″

 

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Untitled
Watercolour and pen on 360gsm paper
8.3″ x 11.7″

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Watercolour and pen on 360gsm paper
8.3″ x 11.7″

 

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Untitled
Watercolour and pen on 360gsm paper
8.3″ x 11.7″

 

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Untitled
Watercolour and pen on 360gsm paper
8.3″ x 11.7″