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Polymorphs and Cells (Alien forms)

Angela Read Art Cell made from Steel, Perspex and cable ties


Above: Cell, 2010
Perspex, steel and Cable Ties

Both the polymorphs and the cells have a sense of not belonging in their environment.

This series derived from line drawings that I then reinterpreted using cable ties as a repetitive motif.  The Perspex serves as an “eye”.

The overall appearance bears a resemblance to a micro organism such as may be found within a human or animal body.

The materials used are industrial and man-made, and are in opposition to the organic nature of the structure itself.










Right: Organism, 2010
Perspex, steel and Cable Ties


Angela Read Art Organism, sculpture made using steel, perspex and cable ties
Angela Read Art Polymorph, knitted string and expanding foam assemblage



This series is again derived from textural line drawings.  It involved the collecting and accumulating of the discarded materials (string, plastic bags and wire) used to make the work. 

A knitted skin or surface forms a polymorphous tunnel. When combined with the expanding foam the skin becomes a barrier that is breached in places causing spillage, so that both the inside and the outside are simultaneously visible.




Above: Polymorph, 2011
Knitted String and Expanding Foam










Right: Polymorphous II
Plinth and Mixed Media

Angela Read Art PolymorphousII made from wood, knitted plastic bags and wire





Current Work


Death & Desire Series

Metamorphic Prints

Solo Shows & Group Shows


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