Rock, Paper, Scissors
Kirsten Perry investigates the relationship between elements of error, chance, anthropomorphism and humour. Traditionally, errors are discarded or covered up, Perry challenges this aesthetic by highlighting and exaggerating errors, especially through humour. Mould-making is central to her practice, focusing on the technical challenge of casting objects or textures not usually associated with ceramics, such as paper, foam and cardboard. This process has the ability to transform the object’s original purpose and value- disposable materials become worthy of consideration. The forms play with negative space, geometry, balance and the relationships materials play when they are taken out of their usual context. The technical restraints lead to unusual solutions for wall hanging sculptures.