Wood, glue adhesive, mirrored reflective foil
Dimensions: 100cm x 51cm x 33cm
Rebecca Warren explores the impulse to control natural forms, in particular the form of the human body. She often uses the ‘pear shape’ motif, particularly in interactive sculptures, and her work is a response to the idealisation of certain female forms. Working with mirror, because of its direct associations with self-observation and control as well as vanity, her finished works are intended to aggressively distort the reflection of spectators. The process of making these curved forms is also important. Mirroring the action of a corset, the wood is warped and restricted until it bends to fit the desired form.