“Abroad”- a sculptural response to friendship
Elaine Fisher’s installation was based on concepts that developed and experiences she had whilst in Pembrokeshire, earlier this year. Somewhere “abroad”- not at home, not particularly homely, and yet her response has been to witness the friendship between people thrown together in a challenging environment, and to create something truly “heimlich”. To walk into the horsebox and stand close to the objects created from concrete, found objects- rusty squashed tin can, bits of ribbon and twine, old letters and stamps, pieces of firewood rescued from a bonfire…. is to come home, to feel safe, to feel loved. Achieving this with the subtlety and understatement we come to expect from Elaine Fisher’s work is always a delight to behold. She conjures peace and contentment from garbage. She creates tranquility and quiet joy from that which is rejected.
Keep an eye on this artist; she is going places and has a lot to say. I for one, am already looking forward to her next piece of work.
Catherine Jones, Curator, Gallery at the end of the lane
thanks for “publishing” this!