Jane Atfield | the artist
Born 1964, London, United Kingdom.
Original artworks, prints, exhibition posters, monographs, books, collectibles.
I am interested in the idea of reinterpreting disused objects and creating new functions for them. This creates a narrative around these materials and objects. I transform various discarded consumer objects - from plastic bottles to vending cups and yoghurt pots - into construction sheets which can then be used to make new objects such as chairs. This manufacturing process relies on collaboration with industry to develop and research new environmentally friendly materials with a distinct aesthetic. Simplicity, functionality and addressing environmental problems are issues that are important to me.