Saturday, 26 May 2012
Walking through the local countryside of the Brecon Beacons and Black Mountains, and along the shoreline of Gower, Kirsty often finds the bones of dead, decaying animals. Through her tender, perceptive experiments with these bones, she explores the contrast of life and death, and the fascinating process of decay. As a dead sheep returns to its elements, Kirsty looks beyond its superficial goriness to note the beauty in looking at things closely and in detail. Her hare sculptures reflect her sadness at seeing road-kill, and suggest the idea of nature fighting back against humanity’s destruction of it.