Repetitively approaching the body from multiple perspectives and informed by science, comparative religion and art history, these works aim to synthesize ideas and form.
Reconfiguring the body through the use of various processes of manipulation and augmentation, the results are highly fabricated imagery, indulgent in aesthetic excess. Abstract ideas and complex thoughts are processed through the physical act of making.
The visual result is a kaleidoscopic view of pattern and symmetry which only hints at the original source material.
Kate Miles-Barnes is an Honors candidate at the Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne.