Artist post: Heather Phillipson
Heather Phillipson is an artist from London, UK. Phillipson attended UWIC and Central St. Martins where she studied Middlesex-art and aesthetics, drawing, and fine art. Phillipson is an accomplished artist whose work includes sculptures, moving images, text and sound that all work together to create a visual phenomenon new to the artistic world. Phillipson is also an accomplished poet. Phillipson keeps busy with poetry readings at universities and cafes all over the UK. Her artwork has been displayed in many different venues in the UK and here in the USA.
Her artwork uses many different kinds of media to deliver different messages to her viewers. Phillipson created an art form that transcends the viewer into a whole new world. Her work involves the viewer by inviting them to use multiple senses to experience the work. Her scenes involve sounds and music, large areas and objects that the viewer must travel through and around, and also invites the viewer to feel the objects and interact with them. The following link will direct you to a site where her pieces are explored and experienced though the lens of a camera. http://vimeo.com/user2806103/videos
My interest in the artist came from the whimsical transcending quality of the scenes she creates. looking at one of her art works is like falling down the rabbit hole into wonderland. The artwork uses a multitude of different ways to intrigue the viewer, such as sound, video, and sculpture. The way Phillipson uses sculpture in her work is very unique. Most of the objects in her piece have an objective quality to them, but at second glance none of the objects are exactly as they seem. This adds a subjective quality to the artwork. The projected video also adds to the subjectiveness of the piece. The projections that are used in her piece, the flavour of cooling enormities, add to the idea that each object could mean exactly what it appears to mean or have a hidden deeper meaning. Phillipson is able to draw the viewer into her new world and capture their mind and imagination in a whimsical garden of objects, sounds, and projections.