BA Sculpture, Edinburgh College of Art.
Working with materials such as plaster, soil and paper, Gwyneth Machin focuses on our relationship with the Earth, from “the visceral feeling in landscape to the oppressive canyons of a cityscape”.
Drawing on childhood memories and recent personal experience, she says of her approach: “I often return to a child-like curiosity in which I discover and rediscover the world. Imagination takes me down to the soil beneath buildings, the smallest amount of which can bring forth life.”
Degree show: This year’s show has been postponed. Plans are being explored for a show later in the year. www.eca.ed.ac.uk
1,2. Gwyneth Machin, Built on Soil, soil, plaster and LED rope light, 2020.
3. Gwyneth Machin, Informational Crevasse, plaster cast from paper, 2020.
4. Gwyneth Machin, Irrigated Isle, plaster cast from paper, water, 2020.