The discarded figurines, stripped off the honour of witness on the mantelpiece, lay their whimsical role aside to adopt a sinister foreboding of the chemical warfare in our homes. Voyeurs of our mundane psychodramas, the ornaments, mindful of the contaminated air, are adorned with Chinese medicine glass cups. The cups, traditionally used for fire cupping now worn as protective helmets, shield them from the satanic dust that blackens their garb and contaminates our earth.
Assembled in the fragmented landscape, the community of hybrid creatures seek the elusive purified space. Mimicking human attributes and frailties, the silent witnesses rest on disintegrating worlds.
Created during the Beautiful Dystopias Project at University of Central Lancashire where Jac Scott was artist-in-residence in School of Built and Natural Environment for sixteen months.
Materials: discarded figurines, polymer and plaster bases, Chinese glass cups, resin, paint
The Witness Collection comprises of nearly 30 sculptures – a selection are shown here.
Witness The Proposal
Witness The Chosen One
Witness Last Dance
Witness Last Lullaby
Witness The Choice
Many thanks to Rob Fraser for the interior photographs of the collection http://www.robfraser-photographer.co.uk/