Tamsin Van Essen

Tamsin's work is very 'morish'. She has layered the porcelain alternately and then sandblasted holes into it. Under the title of erosion, her message is quite different to that of my own work of the same name.

"Alternating layers of black and white porcelain are sandblasted to show the strata that lies beneath in Tamsin van Essen‘s Erosion Series. In the artist’s words, “This work explores erosion and the disruption of form. Focusing on biological erosion, I wanted to convey the idea of a host being attacked and eaten away by a parasitic virus, highlighting the creeping spread of the infection as it corrupts the body.”