Beverley Duckworth, Cracks

Beverley Duckworth, Cracks

8 x 182 x 152cm, used tights, edible seedlings, 2021

In her practice, Beverley explores the physical and conceptual boundaries which frame humanity as separate and superior to nature rather than continuous with everything on earth. She transforms what were once boundaries into structures supporting life. Working with ‘slow’ materials including dust, hair and seedlings she produces fragile, living works that require an ongoing process of tending and mending. 'Cracks' references the legacy of nylon stockings as the first mass produced petroleum-based material, evoking a synthetic bodily landscape that has been interrupted by living pockets of green. This patchwork alludes to a mended world where diverse people and nations work together to achieve a more sustainable future. Beverley is currently studying an MFA in Fine Art at Goldsmiths.

Instagram: @bev.duckworth 


27 September 2021


Art Prize Shortlist 2021