Ellen Sibley

After coming across the phenomenon of visual agnosia, a neurological disorder which affects a person’s ability to recognise everyday objects, I became fascinated with creating work which tested our visual perception. Taking an everyday image or object such as a cup or vase, I manipulate the form and change its visual language to the point where it is both visible and invisible, confirmed and concealed. When faced with something which rejects normal identification, our conceptual grip of the world fails us and we feel obligated to look closer, ask questions and find meaning; it encourages you to look to yourself for a response. 

Words: Ellen Sibley, Fine Art, @ellen_sibley

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