You may remember Paige Bradley as the talented artist who completely blew us away with Expansion, an incredibly beautiful sculpture of a naked woman with light bleeding out of her cracked body. Her recent set of works are just as amazing but involve a different type of material, silver nitrate. What’s most intriguing is how these figures appear to be stretching out of the material they’re bound in.
“My fascination with fabric as confinement leads me to explore the abstract with figurative sculpture,” she says. “Each figure is contained, but struggles to break free from self-inflicted boundaries. These figures, wrapped in extraordinary tension, bring to mind fears of ostracism, fears of not belonging and hiding from. The figures struggle to reveal themselves in order to become understood and known.”