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Time: May 14, 2011 at 10am to August 27, 2013 at 5:30pm
Location: Manchester Craft & Design Centre
Street: 17 Oak Street
Website or Map: http://www.craftanddesign.com
Phone: 0161 832 4274
Event Type: exhibition
Organized By: Manchester Craft & Design Centre
Latest Activity: May 20, 2011
Clare Knox-Bentham is fascinated with the Mexican tradition of celebrating the dead. Each large-scale plastic drawing she creates celebrates someones life, as is done during the El Día de los Muertos or Day of the Dead festival.
The new installation at Manchester Craft and Design Centre is full of these drawings, with each individual drawing linking together, completing stories and developing tales.
Clare uses the industrial process of heat-extruding liquid Ethylene-Vinyl Acetate to hand draw her works. The large glue-gun like extrusion tool heats EVA plastic to a very high temperature and allows it to flow through a nozzle, which she can then control and draw with. The method forces the artist to draw with a continual line, creating the unique style of the work.
The technique of plastic doodling, as Clare calls her technique, was developed during her BA in Three Dimensional Design at Manchester Metropolitan University. Clare was awarded the Manchester Craft & Design Centres 5th Graduate Solo Exhibition prize in 2010.
"Do not sleepwalk through the journey of life as birth, school, work then death. Take the time to enjoy things of beauty around you."
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