Thomas Witherick (soft rebel)
wood, plaster, oil paint
A ticklish situation
chair, plaster, wire, steel, spray paint
My practice departs from an interest in the embodied and metaphorical structuring of language and the role it plays in giving form to human experience and our perception of ‘things’. Works explore this pre-occupation through formal means such as the manipulation of material and its sensuous qualities. Using a minimal visual language and adhering to a sense of object hood, parallels are made between human experience and the functionality of domestic objects. Either through the reinterpretation of everyday objects or by alluding to an ambiguous usage, pieces are concerned with certain concepts such as perception, functionality, memory, the haptic and theatricality.