34: Ouroboros

This piece is about the internal architecture of things, focusing on patterns of growth and transformation inherent to all natural phenomena. Its structure is deliberately ambiguous and inviting contemplation on the interconnectedness of all life. Using a microscope allows me to identify individual elements. 

Viewed in isolation and out of context these abstracted forms have informed and directed my practice. Exploring contrast and contradiction, control and freedom, the natural and the man-made, scientific accuracy and artistic opacity, this piece is part object, part imagination and plays with the relative proportions of solid mass and open space, where apparent voids are as visually significant as the dense networks which surround them.


Isla Chaney

About Isla

I am a contemporary sculptor who lives and works in Bridport, Dorset. I studied for my degree in Bath where I obtained a first-class hons in ceramics. I then went on to take a Master of Arts in Ceramics and Glass at the Royal College of Art in London.