© 2020 by Kayleigh Reed 

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Pillow Series 

This work is about exploring the physical action of capturing a moment. It uses the relationship between the body and an object to create a permanent imprint.

The focus is on the object of a pillow, as this object has a strong relationship to the body. We use them not only to sleep on but used to absorb our emotional struggles and to comfort us when we are ill. The pillows represent the spaces we go to when we need to release, recharge and regain perspective on difficult situations.

By pouring plaster into the pillowcase I am able to capture the exact form the body makes around the pillow and therefore freezing the moment of impression. With plaster there is an unpredictability on which sections of the pillow go solid and which stay soft to the touch.

'Embodied' 2019