Natalie Purvis

BA (Hons) Fine Art | Class of 2020

Being an artist and mother is not a fixed identity,” Sokolowski.

Producing sculpture from available materials, my practice explores the complex intersections of my experience as an artist and new mother. Reflecting a transitional time of personal discovery metaphorically conversing becoming a mother and artist. Applying arbitrary constraints, objects are put through a process and emerge in this new state.

Finding my way through materials and choices led me to an impasse – as in motherhood. I began questioning where myself as an individual being fitted into this new world of parenthood and how this ‘being’ was fairly represented in my work. Figurative pieces, such as ‘Absolve’, were produced as a metaphor for freeing myself from any obligation or guilt to define my choices as a mother and as an artist.

Showing a shift in form and identity, recent works explore this limbo of an ‘inbetween’ state through sculpture and installation.

Work available for sale, contact artist for more information