FREYA DOUGLAS FERGUSON
Sculpture and Installation
Freya Douglas Ferguson’s installations and sculptures primarily focus on the subjects of flesh, the body and ideas of femininity. The aesthetic and formal language used is primarily based on the stereotypes we affiliate with femininity: delicacies of form and softer palettes. Douglas Ferguson addresses these aesthetic constructs in conversation with the female form, looking to encourage a conversation over our understanding of femininity.
Influenced by mythology and antiquity; her sculptures often depict the female form as we know it from classical sculpture. Originally these bodies endured time in stone and marble- now they encounter tattoos, silicone and piercings, ephemera and residue from our contemporary existence. Instead of replicating art history her work aims to reconsider both its original idioms and restrictions, instead, reengaging them with our contemporary disposition.