Florence Wigens

Florence Wigens explores mortality; growth and transience, making organic forms that embody nature and the human figure. Fascinated by the endless possibilities of the material, Florence works intuitively with the clay, endeavouring to make forms and textures with an inviting tactility.

The female figures maintain a sense of anonymity, some with floral growths on their shoulders and in their hands. The figures invite the viewer to look at their body, how they support themselves and how the body services the emotions they experience.

The figures touch upon the subjects of permanence, mortality and the end of life. The floral growths on the bodies of the figures allude to the cycle of growth and decay organic matter and the human body share.