Paul Liptrot
My practice is concerned with how I might create moments of sanctuary that put the audience at the centre of the work. This is driven by a desire to create a space, whether physically, mentally, or digitally, that offers time for momentary pause or reflection. The aim is to enable audiences to engage on their own terms, whether on a personal level or one that creates conversation with others. Engaging with a range of materials and their unique properties drives my making practice, using scientific curiosity as my starting point. I look for materials that intrigue. I need to be able to feel a material, whether physically or mentally; to become involved in what it represents to me and how it can be transformed into something beyond our expectations. I experiment using a systematic process of making, mainly abstract in nature.