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Play is essential to my work and development.
My practice commonly aims to describe an emotional state through a physical space or object. I am driven by process and am continuous curiosity of materials and their origin.
Inspired by a meditation between simple natural beauty and the complex relationship we have with nature, I strive to create works that engage the audience through a common memory. The consideration of the audience’s response, reaction and position regularly determines how my work will be constructed and installed. I believe my artwork almost asks the audience to occupy a performative role.
The drive of my practice revolves around three notions:
- Our constant human endeavour to find an answer.
- Making for the sake of a communication free from money or pride.
- Exploration into universal constants.
Jo Lathwood was born in Bristol, England in 1984. Educated at the University of Brighton, Lathwood acquired a First Class Degree in Fine Art Sculpture and was awarded Burt, Brill and Cardens People’s Art Award for the best in show, and second prize in recognition of ‘Outstanding Artist Achievement’ at the University. She has shown work in galleries around the UK and internationally. She has taken part in various residency programmes and biennials in the USA, Canada, France, Belgium and Austria. In 2012, she become the co director of Ore and Ingot an artist-led fine art bronze foundry in Bristol (www.oreandingot.com).