Ros Burgin

Website: http://www.rosburgin.co.uk

Email: rosalynburgin@gmail.com

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Wisdom. Bronze. 7 x 6.5 cm, 7 x 6.2 cm, 4.6 x 6.4 cm. £3,800.

Score. Collage: Musical instruments. 200 cm x 200 cm

Skylines. !2 piece Installation: escalator handrail, text: UK female pilot's names

Stays, Holds, Ties. Mills & Boon book covers, fabric, gold thread, steel. 40 x 25 x 14 cm

Host. 5 piece instalaltion: Bicycle tyres, bicycle inner tubes, paint. Each: 150 x 150 cm.

Life Line. Rope: Cotton sheets, latex, aluminium thimble. 700 x 6 cm


Statement

I make artwork often using found material and found objects, selected because of their intrinsic qualities and aesthetics and used as a whole or in parts. I adapt and take on new working methods accordingly employing a variety of processes to develop new pieces.
There is a conceptual starting point for many of my pieces and I work out my ideas in whatever material or form is appropriate. I research the material and objects I recycle looking into to the processes used to make them, how and why they were used and by whom. This informs and influences what I do with them and the working method I choose.
My work is increasingly triggered by my personal response to contemporary issues that affect women and also the natural environment. I am interested in social and geographical boundaries and limitations.

Biography

After an initial career as a professional sailor I studied sculpture, mould making and casting, concentrating on figurative sculpture. I went on to take a degree in Fine Art at University for the Creative Arts graduating in 2002. Since then I have been working as an artist, exhibiting in sculpture parks and galleries as well as making site-responsive and site-specific pieces and installations for different locations. I am interested in sustainability particularly of the marine environment and women's role in society and accordingly I make pieces that advocate for social change.

CV

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