Lydia Haines

My practice specialises in mixed-media sculpture, residing within the ambiguous realm of painting in the expanded field. I reconsider the roles of art – objects within my contemporary sculptures – rather than my materials being a mere byproduct aiding my creations, I perceive their PHYSICALITies and means of existence as the core meaning itself. Therefore, my anti-mimetic forms have a strong material focus, allowing my physical processes to be retrieved upon viewing. I grant a controlled level of autonomy to my art objects, allowing their coexistence, communication and development to fuel the progression of my practice. I refer to Graham Harman’s Object Oriented Ontology theory to further contextualise this material agency within the making process, offering a revolutionary approach to how we think about an objects existence. I favour an object’s nature of being and state of becoming as the ultimate reality and meaning in sculpture