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« LIFE CYCLE » On View

  • VENUE: thejamjar Unit H74, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz 1, P.O. Box 27554 Dubai,
  • START: 06:00 PM
  • END: 09:00 PM
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Elle Ford majored in Fine Arts Winchester School of Arts, University of Southampton and she is also a member of one of the UAE’s important art institution Tashkeel, Dubai. Elle Ford’s work involves identifying, capturing, revealing and making transparent elements of experience, influence and interconnections in her creative journey. Her previous work has focused on discovering life-cycles and the process around creating the work. Hence the concept focuses on exploring the carbonisation process by using local elements of nature with an aim to create 3 dimensional sculptures based on ancient civilisation’s town or dwelling floor plans either extracted from 2 dimensional maps or other literature sources. Carbonisation is a transformation and transcendence from one form to another, adding and extracting energy throughout the process. The carbonised object becomes a sculpture, and the powdery residue from the process becomes the source of material for my paintings and installations. The material emerges from ashes to be renewed after destruction. As a result and in relation to the Life Cycle theme, I have observed that all of the pieces are fragile and in various stages of deterioration so that in time all will fall apart and transcend into another state of being.