Camilla Bliss (b. 1989) is an artist who primarily works in sculpture. Although her ideas can be crystallised through digital manipulation, her work places importance on handmade processes and qualities. In this way, she utilises a wide range of materials such as ceramics, metalwork, glass, wood, textiles and 3D printing. Through her varied practice she draws inspiration from historical craftmanship and motifs to communicate ideas about the modern world. Bliss does this through the use of a personal language of symbols which can be interpreted differently by each person who encounters it. Playful decisions around colour, material and form allow Bliss to make specific cultural connections, whilst taking the viewer on a personal and potentially ambiguous journey.
SWELL is a new body of work that Bliss has created especially for her exhibition at 87 Gallery. Drawing on nautical communication methods, the works reference the sculptural quality of navigation buoys and the colours found in international maritime signal flags. Bliss uses these sources as metaphor for the fluid way in which we navigate life. The sculptures become almost bodily, referring to how we are constantly changing, evolving and dissolving as individuals.
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