Relativity to the Familiar
Gabrielle Shallish’s forms are created intuitively through pinch building. They are conversations between maker and the material, and through process the forms coincide with the dimensions of her body.
The possibility that mark making can mirror thought and emotion is a direct link to the maker and material.
Certain materials can capture the very essence of an individual and within the context of Gabrielle’s work, capture her and her obsession with the human body. The human form is a tangible structure that pulls out something raw within us, we feel relative to familiar structures. This series of work attempts to highlight the raw response experienced when one comes in contact with the abstract human form.