Put a lid on it
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If only traditional medicine could be made using ground up plastic lids.
Although Jane Gillings' work can range from detailed realism to large scale sculptural installations, the themes presented are always the same; consumption and loss.
By using materials that are ordinarily thrown away, Gillings' resurrects them to amplify our assumption that they are endless. Discarded plastic cutlery, for instance, becomes a contemporary midden (Sculptures by the Sea 2012). Discarded plastic cups and containers catch dripping water off a cliff face and mimc melting iciles (Sculptures by the Sea 2010).
Her work, whether it be sculpture, painting or printmaking, attempts to send a subtle message, often with humour and word play, about how we conduct ourselves on this planet. Jane Gillings is represented by NG Gallery and is currently preparing work for her fifth solo show in 2014.