alison shanks





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alison shanks 2014



I create Porcelain sculptures which are predominantly figureheads of our times - collages taken from images from the mass media – a kind of masque media – a carnival of people.

My earlier work in the film and music industry has left me with a fascination of popular culture. I am particularly interested in the ‘uncanny’, the ‘grotesque’ and our consumption of ‘beauty culture’.

My larger than life-size figureheads play with an ‘unsymmetrical butterfly effect’ to create an illusionary judder, amplifying the feeling of Uncanniness.