Camberwell College of Arts
Finlay has been exploring practical craft methods, focusing on the hand’s knowledge of a material, including processes such as knitting, crochet and weaving. She is interested in fabric and its distinct materiality. Recently, she has explored the possibility of preserving these formless, malleable shapes in solid sculptures. She often combines fabrics with materials like plaster to solidify the fabric’s natural shape. She soaks plaster into knitted fibres and weaves metal loops into the fabric until it is solid. These abstracted and almost biomorphic artworks transform the viewers expectations of these materials.
Hanging I & II
Plaster, synthetic fibres
80 x 40 x 40 cm / 35 x 35 x 20 cm
Price: £200 / £75