Corrine Edwards brings to her work a deep knowledge and interest in cultures, symbols, texture, materials and forms. She creates myriad sculptures, prints and mixed-media pieces in a wide variety of materials and found objects.
Human size crowns with Cowrie shell imprints take the place of traditional jewels and harken back to the historic use of these shells as currency. Larger works, such as the long wall pieces titled ‘Banana leaf boat’, are incised or painted with oxides.
Also on display are plaques with Ghanaian adinkra symbols impressed and carved into their surfaces; Adinkra symbol pods referencing the stamps used in fabric printing as well as potato printing methods are further utilised by this resourceful artist. Double plantains, eggs, abstract animal and human forms can all be seen within these works.
Corrine's ceramic works are hand built by the artist with stoneware clay, brushed with oxides and double dipped in a distinctive signature dry sky-blue glaze prior to firing. Also on display are monoprints of her ceramics, jewellery and found objects: these are made with silver ink on black tissue paper emphasising the textures and forms of each piece. Framed three dimensional collages incorporating found objects, sewing thread, hair and componants from a record deck round out this multi-dimensional and striking installation.
Corrine will be in the gallery at OXO Tower Wharf on on Tueday 19th February and also will welcome visitors to her special Late Opening Thursdays. 28th feb and 7th March 6-8pm