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DAN ELBORNE

Remains, 2014 - 17.

Porcelain coated animal bone, glaze, gold lustre. Variable dimensions. 2014 – 16.

My environment and cultural experience provide the conceptual references for my art practice. The intersection of the personal with overarching historical events further informs the work.

Clay, as a material, enables me to respond to issues related to monumental moments in history often associated with tragedy and trauma. This interest has subsequently led to research on inhumane acts carried out under the guise of scientific experimentation.

In response to this; through the use of an experimental process, Remains represents the animalistic behaviours of mankind; highlighting the glorification of brutality within historical events and contemporary culture.

 

Photography: Grace Yu.

Background photograph by Alec Shultz.