As with the Love is All You Need collection with the Small Wonders collection I continued to investigate how works (paintings, sculptures and found materials) relate to each other but also to the built environment that they are situated in.
With Small Wonders I took over a tiny 13ft cube gallery space in a domestic setting in one of London’s suburbs.
Using a lot of found materials I created a temporary and decorative installation that was almost a replica of a home setting.
I found and painted a fire grill that doubled as a shelve, used mirrors and painted picture frames so that they looked like they were ‘just part of the furniture’.
And yet there was something unusual or artificial about the rest of the work in and around this ‘home’.
It was certainly playful and exploratory. Like a child had been let loose and was allowed to cover the surfaces with anything that they found appealing – coloured papers, plastercine and extremely vivid/highlighter colours.
And that’s exactly what she did – for the joy and possible amusement of anyone passing to see a curious scene in a common context.
Katie Thornton is an artist currently working in London, UK. She completed her Masters in Fine Arts in 2007 through RMIT University, Melbourne and has exhibited her work in a number of individual and group exhibitions in New Zealand, Australia and the UK.
For more information about Katie’s work please contact Katie here.