Working through ceramics, sculpture and installation Camilla Hanney practice explores themes of time, sexuality, cultural identity and the corporeal, often referencing the body in both humorous and challenging ways.
By subverting traditional, genteel crafts she attempts to transgress and contemplate conventional modes of femininity, deconstructing archaic identities and rebuilding new figures from the detritus of the past.
"The series of work I developed during my residency at the glass lab drew inspiration from the use of glass in display cases and vitrines. In many cases when we interact and engage with other species, objects and artifacts, it will be through a pane of glass. In these instances glass becomes a barrier that separates us from wonder and curious beauty. These works endeavour to break down this barrier and use the language of glass to create sculptural forms that could see the body merge with other species and encapsulate it’s fluidity, it’s animality and ability to decay."