Fiona is an artist who works through the medium of ceramic. Her assemblages go under the name The Angel’s Share an industry term for the portion of whisky lost in evaporation in the cask barrel. Here it is a metaphor for the poetics of the temporal soul. The composition, colour and rhythm of her 3 dimensional assemblages are informed by early Italian Renaissance painting; namely Duccio di Buoninsegna’s (d.1319) Maesta in Siena Cathedral and Giotto di Bondone’s (d.1337) Scrovegni Chapel frescoes in Padua, Italy. Fiona’s material process engages with modernism’s formalist legacy through the deconstruction of narrative into discrete components, visible process (press moulded clay, mono printing, collagraphy) and the repetition of minimalist rectangles.
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