Alastair Read

Emotional Baggage


A sludgy pile of feelings and thoughts, too abstract to make any sense of. Colours and forms that are a visual representation of a struggling relationship with emotions and identity, spilling out of an imagined fantasy and consuming everything in its wake.
I create sculptures that are a physical manifestation of intrapersonal analysis and dance the line between delightful and disturbing. My illustrations are looking at fragments of my dreams through a fairy tale looking glass, and together they create an image of my convoluted identity.
Bachelor of Fine Arts Fine Arts
Sludge #5, 2017, Polyurethane Foam, Plastic & Acrylic Paint
Sludge #5 (Details), 2017
‘Stills’ Series, 2017, Pearlescent Watercolours on Paper, 8x10 inches