Abi Charlesworth


Veggie (2020)
Timber and printed marbled velvet.
Dimensions variable.

In the transference of the photograph of raw salmon to velvet the meat is disassociated from food, allowing the object to become something purely visual. As a photograph the object is further flattened altering our perception into visual elements and hues. Reconstructing the raw meat to an aesthetic object. The geometric frame acts as a skeleton for the new object to exist; re-inflating the image to something once remembered. In the re-texturing of the image the shine of the velvet echos the salmons scales, whilst adding a sense of tactility. The static photograph is reanimated in the ripples of the fabric drawing on the fluid rhythm of the fish.