by April Yasamee

Mixed wallpapers and vinyl adhesive sheets mounted on board. The Covid 19 lockdowns slowed and restricted our daily lives, giving more time to ponder and reassess. I’ve yearned for simplicity, both in explanations of the pandemic and lifestyle choices. What comforts us and where does our imagination take us when we are confined inside? For these paper sculptures the floral and fauna designs of the wall papers suggest themes within popular fairy tales, relevant to our pandemic experiences, including generosity and sharing, overcoming difficulty and resilience. The faux wood panelling adds to this sense of confinement in a domestic interior with a pretence to the comforts of folklore.

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