My name is Barbara Gibbings and I am an Australian Artist currently living in South Australia. I was born in Queensland in 1986.
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My earlier work was concerned with creating an ambiguous visual language by slip casting a collection of found objects. More specifically, I was interested in experimenting with organic material, seeing what textures and forms develop through applying slip, and seeing what happens or remains when they are fired. The process brought to light my interest in ‘fragmented memory’ and the ‘history’ which those objects carried. In working through that process I reconstruct the initial meaning that those found objects carried and how it was translated into another material. When they are positioned collectively a spatial relationship developed, intensifying texture and form. In addition, I had been exploring a connected relationship between those organic and ceramic forms, with wood carving.
More recently my work has been emanated around the construction of sculptures that are equivalent to three dimensional caricatures, with influences ranging from folklore to Disney characters and everything in between.
Notwithstanding, like most artist my interests don’t stop there. I also conduct experiments and explorations as well as and work within a diverse range of mediums.