Pinch (LI.2020.46)

Catalogue Record

Collection

Maker

Francisca Onumah

Title

Pinch

Date

2019

Materials and techniques

Oxidised copper plated gilding metal

Dimensions

height:  27.5cm
width:  6.5cm
depth:  7cm

Object number

LI.2020.46

Credit

Courtesy of the Artist

Maker's statement

Drawn to finding character and a human like semblance in inanimate objects, Francisca Onumah’s practice explores this concept through the many layers of her making process. She does this by employing imperfections and creating obscure forms within her chosen material to reflect the vulnerabilities of the body.

A dominant figure in a family of ambiguous objects, the ‘Pinch’ vessel is characterised by its tenebrous anthropomorphic form. The emotive and expressive nature of this piece is emphasised by exaggerated figurative features and a sombre blackened finish.

The surface of the vessel is covered with an amalgamation of marks created by repetitious hammered marks and imprinted textile impressions. Each mark is repeated with layered imprints to create a rich tactile surface quality which compliments the alluring sensuous form.