Issue 1 index

Meet the Editors & Designers


Rhys Shanahan

Rice Paper
Damon Young

Hopkins & Hallam
Note from Naomi Lebens

Before I go I have to say...
Kate Pursglove

Some Other Where
Steven Matthews

Weekend Poems: Breakfast
Eleanor Burleigh

Aged 7
Jean Watkins

Childhood & Plastic People
Zeng Chen

Street Scene
Peter Robinson

A Martian Writes
Michael Hutchinson

The Tarot Reading of The Fool

Stop Making Sense & Bla bla bla
Jenna Fox

Fringe Festival
Claire Dyer

When you have hope of life returning, this
Kate Noakes

Broadwood 7362
Gill Learner

A Drop in the Ocean
Lindsey Jones

Pitch of Ghosts
Vic Pickup

23rd February 2021
Kitty Hawkins

The Sofa
Tara Bermingham

Trophies on a Windowsill? & Still (monetizing) Life
Laura Rozamunda

Good to know perhaps, but nothing to be done
Kate Noakes

Heading Out
Michael Anania

The Threshold
David Brauner

Hannah Lily

Park Recollection
Liam Anslow-Sucevic

Rhianna Bryon

Ephemerality of the World
Salma Haque

The August Elvis Died
Gill Learner

Michael Anania

Hit Me Gently
Daisy Dickens

Hit Me Gently              

In this piece the material is directly contrasting the function of the object, a hammer. The softness of the crochet, as well as the scale of the piece, renders the hammer, as a tool, completely useless in fulfilling its purpose. It also holds an underlying theme of gender dynamics; the crochet, typically a very feminine craft, has created a tool which historically has been associated with more masculine orientated work; again, adding to the juxtaposition within this work.

Daisy Dickens is a third year Art and Psychology student at the University of Reading. She is particularly interested in the materiality of sculpture, often contrasting this against functionality, in some interesting and unexpected ways. You can find more of her work on instagram: @d_aisart

Image credit: Daisy Dickens, Hit Me Gently, textile sculpture, 2.5 x 1.5 m. © Daisy Dickens, 2021

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