The Sartorial Elegance Of Stockpiling (FOMO) by Julie Fearns-Pheasant
Medium: Mixed Media on Arches laminated on wood cradle
Size: 910 x 1200 x 50 (2 diptych pieces equalling 910 x 600 x 50each)
Gallery: Waterwheel Gallery
FoMO is real.
Mavises, Marys and Mikes scouring empty shelves for the last roll of cushiony comfort and softness. Due to the pandemic, some of us may lust for ten bottles of hand sanitiser, paracetamol and baby wipes like ravenous squirrels in the winter. Shopping aisles surging with stockpiling humans frantically fretting over loo paper; a global pervasive apprehension that a quota of only one dozen means inadequacy and social exclusion.
My arts practice is based around the subtext hidden within our personal human body narrative and how we deal with broken or imagined storylines; individually or in a global context. Trying to attain a perfect life, acceptance and belonging whatever our circumstance or body realness. In reality; everyday life and its ordinariness.
Recording human frailties, I work directly onto panels with quills and pen. No pencil drafting, no planning. One chance. Just like human existence.