An island aside

September 20, 2010

Sometimes the studio feels like an island aside of time.  Inside this glass case I move around in a landscape of my own construction, distilled from the objects which surround me.   Sometimes people watch through the glass, sometimes I watch people watching.  Often there is the thud of a head against the window from a misjudged closer look.  Reflections of the island fragment the view of the room beyond.  I think about the rows of figurines captured in their individual scenes as I take photographs inside this scene of my own making.    

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September 20, 2010

Phoebe Cummings was the V&A's ceramics artist-in-residence from June-December 2010. Since graduating from the Royal College of Art in 2005 she has undertaken a number of residencies, projects and exhibitions...

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