MA Blog (August)
Latex is a material i have not used for years... and i really don't know why i stopped. I love it! Its instantly bodily and its draws you in to have a feel, whilst simultaneously repulsing you.
The softness of the material is interesting as it at first seems very fragile, yet it is really strong. It can be pulled, stretched and manipulated and will still return to its original shape. I also like the ephemeral quality to it, the fact it is a non permanent material that will not be here forever. It again links with the fragility of our own bodies. I will use this material more, especially on the 'domestic craft' style piece, such as the crochet cast!