Tamsin van Essen
This work explores erosion and the disruption of form. Focusing on biological erosion, I wanted to convey the idea of a host being attacked and eaten away by a parasitic virus, highlighting the creeping spread of the infection as it corrupts the body. I have produced a series of angular porcelain forms, sandblasted to wear the surface and reveal inner strata. This aggressive process, contrarily, creates a delicate vulnerability in the shape. The translucency of the porcelain and the interruption of the surface make it possible to glimpse through to layers beneath, creating a tension between the seen and the obscured.
Created for the exhibition uP organized by Create An Accident
The algorithm places circles that sorts the pixels inside them. When those circles meet, they form a union by giving their lighter and darker pixels to each other. The result shows a work of computational collaboration in the placement of the pixels. The grid applied to help distract the eyes from the patterns and encourage the enjoyment of the overall effervescence of the resulting image.
perfect doesn’t matter. just be you. dream your dreams, like what you like, and stick to your gut feelings. be 100% truly, deeply, uniquely, strangely, passionately you. because you are enough. promise.