Miles Lowry

Miles Lowry

In my work, I have created a process of capturing sculptural images from life and working with cast forms to express ideas about the human body as a vehicle for art. The sculptures as cast in cotton fibre and infused with pigments and elements of the natural world. I have worked with body adornment in various cultures and post eras to assert the idea of the body itself as an art object, which further expresses itself through its painted and enhanced surface.
More recently, I have been creating figures that are formed by careful selection of what is seen and not seen, fragments which through contrasts and comparisons invite broader interpretation and shifting metaphors. By meditating on their materiality yet sensing the real person within the casting, I am seeking to further express the fragility of the body and the enduring nature of human intimacy.
Through natural body language, expressed in sculptural form, I hope to bring the viewer to a place of exploring desires, passions, fears and prejudices toward the human body in contemporary times.