Tash Brobyn, ‘The Unobservable’, 2024, acrylic on earthenware, 24 x 14 x2.5cm, 19 x 11.5 x 2cm, 14 x 8 x 2cm, 20 x 15 x 2.5cm, 21 x 15.5 x 2.5cm.

The Unobservable’, consists of organically shaped ceramic pieces funconing as both the painng surface and frame. Their oyster-like biomorphic forms are covered in a silver mirrored glaze and surround painngs of electric blue beetle pupa from the family dynasnae. Through this work I wanted to explore my own relaonship with gender as a nonbinary person and ideas around internal or unobservable shis. I was interested in beetle pupae because they appear to be stac yet internally they are undergoing an enormous transformaon as they mature from larvae to their adult form, an experience I felt resonated with experiences of gender.

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