Jamie Bates-Slone about her work: “The focus and significance of my work lies in the state of the human condition, the delicacy and fragility of the human construct in an emotional and physical sense. Through conjured memory, I revisit my family’s history with illness and premature death. My sculptural work is a reflection of those memories with an emphasis on the relationship between human biology and human emotion.
The work is figural in nature incorporating the full figure or small vignettes. The surfaces vary widely, either from ceramic surface and material process or by projecting imagery onto the forms. The effect is same; to imagine the surface of the skin as a reflection of the disease hidden within. My surface choices are derived from high-color contrast images of cancer cells and their inherently grotesque and psychedelic appearance.”