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Sophie Banks
1st Year NUA Fine Art
slb_1996@outlook.com
Instagram: sophiebanksyart
My practice focuses on the body, the mind and the fragile state of society. Concentrating on awareness and healing.
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Joined February 2017
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Wecanthanderthal
This piece is in response ton Alvaro Sánchez' piece 'Cárcel' or "Jail." It is an abstract notion of what is the body, or what is human. It's textured, cracking and leaking. As if our minds and body are our own prison. As if society today isn't equipt to handle the...
Inspired by Niji #4
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Childhood
I wanted to grab something that would remind me of my childhood, The thing that hit me was the smell of my nan's house and the smell of the old fabric and flowers, whatever the smell I used the colours to represent a time that was happy and innocent.
Inspired by Pop a Fragrance
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Support
This piece was inspired by the idea of being broken, by taking the pieces and morphing them into something completely new and then glossing them over with a new colour, the idea of being broken but also hiding it from the world.
Inspired by Support
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Support
This piece was inspired by the idea of being broken, by taking the pieces and morphing them into something completely new and then glossing them over with a new colour, the idea of being broken but also hiding it from the world.
Inspired by FRAGMENTATION
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Transition 2
I became fascinated with how I could heat up plastic from a flat surface and mould it into these flowing shapes. These shapes seem free and soft like fabric, however they hard and stuck in this new form that some one else has moulded and will never be able to become it's individual shape again....
Inspired by Transition
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A mother's love
This poem inspired me to develop my works on mental illness. It inspired me to look at the people who help you through it. A big person in my life is my mother, the light of my life. This shape represents the womb and ovaries.
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Transition
I became fascinated with how I could heat up plastic from a flat surface and mould it into these flowing shapes. These shapes seem free and soft like fabric, however they hard and stuck in this new form that some one else has moulded and will never be able to become it's individual shape again....
Inspired by Beyond the theatre...
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Tiptoe
This was done using "automatic drawing." The surrealist concept to draw from your subconscious by putting yourself in a relaxed state (It helps me by listening to music). Don't think about what you are drawing and let your mind lead you. I find this to be tranquil as it relaxes me but...
Inspired by Tranquil
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I'm waiting here...
"I'm waiting here patiently" is identifying sexual abuse and female objectification. The glossy layer of bright colours over the top is an attempt to hide the obscure sexual shapes and cracks of what are beneath. It represents how people ignore these problems instead of facing them. The...
Inspired by Cruel World
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