Martha Thorn

Martha’s practice explores the interplay between our internal and external worlds, the mindscape and physical body. Reusing old fabrics she creates soft sculptural forms that are intuitive and visceral, an organic process that is echoed in the works meaning.
The growth-like qualities of the ambiguous forms come to represent a loss of control, repressed memories and insidious thoughts…exploring the nature of our minds, bodies and the natural world around us.
These forms then reappear in mixed media collages, enticing the viewer into imagined realms situated between reality and the subconscious, evoking a playful sense of the uncanny and perhaps a questioning of what is ‘real’.