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Rebecca Appleby

Rebecca’s ceramic sculptures explore a personal investigation of the unseen, overlooked or abandoned fabric of contemporary urban structure and decay. Her inspiration also comes from urban archaeology – traces and remains, the intentional and accidental layering of materials that create a physical memory of the city. This series ‘Urban Palimpsest’ explores the concept of structure, order, control and the antithesis- nature and organic expression. She is particularly engaged with contrast and balance; conceptually, formally and as a surface. The forms are constructed using slabs of clay with a particular focus on curves, edges and joints. The multi-layered marks used are symbolic of surfaces encountered in the urban landscape; lines and grids juxtapose erratic marks and random, organic spontaneous references.

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