Precious Innes

My practice is driven by materials and my intervention, often using throwaway and ad hoc substances in a way that confuses their original function. The materials differ in their structure and through different techniques and magnitude of manipulation applied their original function may be elevated or restricted.
Exploring a material’s structure is vital to the playful process of my work; often using gravity as a means to push the object forcing the object to react in a way that it may become free standing. I choose to work with a mixture of objects that are relatable to the everyday alongside materials that are in a pure or raw state, such as plaster or expanding foam. These materials become physically weighted by the materials in play, and weighted by form and/or composition leading to connotations of gender and sexual tension.