Research Essay

A Phantom Limb



“Phantoms of Form” takes as it’s centre point the idea of the fictional “other” woman. The protagonist is a female figure, that has been devised to enable a distance. She is a ghost, a shadow, She is there but not present. The female form currently exists (but is not limited to) a composite of the architect Eileen Grey (1878-1976), the artist Barbara Hepworth (1903–1975) as well as myself. The life and designs of both women are used in collaboration with my own work, as an auto-fiction. In some essence, the female figure may be seen as a form of fan fiction, an extended imagined version of a real persona and her practice. The project exists as a series of chapters, 1–6, and shape shifts from print to sculptural forms, as well as spoken word. This text is taken from Chapter 6; A Phantom Limb.

  • Year: 2019
  • Volume: 3 Issue: 1
  • Page/Article: 8
  • DOI: 10.5334/mjfar.47
  • Published on 24 Sep 2019
  • Peer Reviewed