Kirsty McEwen

Contemporary Art BA(Hons)

I make predominantly sculptural pieces from media chosen for its ability to be manipulated and modified. The material is often domestic and familiar in origin but takes on a new incarnation as I work with it, often leaving an intriguing ghost of its original form. The tactile process of transforming the materials is vital to my practice; what seems like an act of destruction changes something practical and ordinary into something new and compelling. Releasing control over the physical process and embracing the element of chance enables me to create pieces organically. There is no fixed ending point and a piece maybe reworked in a separate dialogue.