Ruth Monks

As I question whether the emergence of uncanny art in contemporary art is a product of a traumatised sense of self in a post human society, I explore the disconnect in relationships between the physical body and the self. I aim to use the manipulation of the human form as a tool to question our understanding of the human experience. Exploring my instinctive sense of drawing through three dimensional soft sculpture, my work is designed to resemble the human body in an anatomically incorrect way in order to provoke an uncanny/eerie sensation. I create, with the intentions of mimicking my own body; constructing a malleable, undefinable form which may be confused as part of myself.