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Karina Carrington MRBS


Awakening in our Shadows
Awakening in our Shadows Karina Carrington MRBS Installation sculpture ceramics archaeology mandala relicsAwakening in our Shadows Karina Carrington MRBS Installation sculpture ceramics archaeology mandala relicsAwakening in our Shadows Karina Carrington MRBS Installation sculpture ceramics archaeology mandala relics

Awakening in our Shadows

This installation is the culmination of a residency in the Benham Gallery, Colchester. The work was created after excavation of part of the grounds of Cuckoo Farm Studios.

The objects have been “archived” into different categories, not necessarily in terms of their original purpose, but by studying their aesthetic qualities. Many of the relics are remnants from the studios of past tenants and some are the collateral of different phases in the life of Cuckoo Farm.

My aim is create one unified whole from many fragments and to breathe new life into discarded remnants from the past. These lost relics have now been liberated to the present.

Ceramic, metal, glass, plastic, fibreglass, building materials
200cm diameter

Found Objects
200cm(w)

Introduction

 Mind and body have a symbiotic relationship, but while the body has its own physical boundaries, the mind cannot be measured. The depiction of this intangible space has become the essence of my work.

 

The mind can take us to secret spaces of imagination and memory. These are the spaces we first go to in our childhoods, creating our own invented worlds of make-believe, secret places and hideaways.  I want to recreate the same sense of wonderment and awe that I had as a child when I explored small spaces, a sense of creating my own world of imagining. Rather than recreating specific spaces, I aim to evoke those feelings of childhood excitement, amazement and an intrepid exploration of imaginary worlds.

 

Using traditional casting and mould making techniques, I aim to make tangible the concept of the world on the inside. These mysterious inside spaces have become a metaphor for the mind and the space that it contains, but that we are unable to see.


Statement

Mind and body have a symbiotic relationship, but while the body has its own physical boundaries, the mind cannot be measured. The depiction of this intangible space has become the essence of my work.

 

The mind can take us to secret spaces of imagination and memory. These are the spaces we first go to in our childhoods, creating our own invented worlds of make-believe, secret places and hideaways.  I want to recreate the same sense of wonderment and awe that I had as a child when I explored small spaces, a sense of creating my own world of imagining. Rather than recreating specific spaces, I aim to evoke those feelings of childhood excitement, amazement and an intrepid exploration of imaginary worlds.

 

Using traditional casting and mould making techniques, I aim to make tangible the concept of the world on the inside. These mysterious inside spaces have become a metaphor for the mind and the space that it contains, but that we are unable to see.

 

 

Biography

2013Elected Member, Royal British Society of Sculptors
2013MA Sculptural Practice, University of Essex
2006BA (Hons) Fine Art, First Class, Anglia Ruskin University

 

 

Karina Carrington MRBS originally studied Art Textiles and lectured in Further and Adult Education.  As a textile artist she exhibited around the UK, taught freelance workshops for both adults and children, and delivered lectures about her work.

 

In 2003 she returned to full-time education, gaining a First Class Honours Degree in Fine Art. Subsequently, she co-ran a home interior business and taught art at a secondary school. She has since returned to developing her own art practice. 

 

Karina has exhibited around the UK and has work in both private and public collections. She has a Masters Degree in Sculptural Practice from University of Essex and is an elected Member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors.