Anne Parfitt 

Sculpture 2015 - 12

Collages 

After my move to a small seaside town on the south coast of England I grew interested in depictions of the human figure on popular second-hand objects exchanged in the burgeoning charity shop market and bedecking many homes. My sculptural collages are often ironical, poking fun at art, culture and the stereotypes reflected in found ornaments, dolls, and other figurative paraphernalia.  Loosely worked lumps and slabs of unfired and unpainted crank, which weld elements together in makeshift fashion, are at odds with refinement creating tension in the work. This opposition as well as the inclusion of naturalistically modelled hands made with polymer clay, sabotage and subvert kitsch giving the work its grotesque as well as playful character.