Kate Skidmore

"Drawing comparisons between the ephemerality and fragility of bones, with the raw characteristics of clay."

Kate Skidmore’s practice focuses on life and death, and trying to come to terms with the idea of death being a reality. To do this, she looks at the ephemerality and fragility of bones, and compares them to the characteristics of raw clay. Her work also consists of a lot of experimentation with these materials, including growing plants within the sculptures as they are made. The pieces she creates aim to give individuality to the animals they represent, as well as create a sense of awe with their size. ‘Flock’ consists of 1000 handmade sheep skulls, crafted out of various types of unfired clay. Each skull has been individually photographed.