Shauna Richardson
Shauna Richardson

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shauna richardson
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At university I studied fine art. I thought I would first find out what art was, study it and then make it.

While I searched for a satisfactory definition I found lots of differing opinions. I occupied myself by taking an opinion and making work that flouted the rules set down by the author. One opinion I came across many times was ‘Anything that has no practical use can be art.’ At the time, the most practical thing I could think of was my van. The university had a strict no parking policy, this made life very difficult as I live in a small village on the outskirts of Leicester with no public transport. My task was to convince the university board that my van was art and gain permission to exhibit the artwork on the staff car park. The board finally agreed with the condition that, for insurance purposes, the piece must be removed from campus every night and be reinstalled in the car park each morning. I agreed to the condition.

The reason the van project succeeded was because I had a rich history to draw upon that supports the theory that ‘anything can be art’, from urinals to bricks to lights turning on and off. I have never been a big fan of rules, I felt an affinity with these artists who played with ideas and pushed boundaries but at the time it seemed that if ‘anything can be art’ there were no rules left to be broken.

Gradually my search took me backwards. I started looking at objects, at collecting things, nice things, accessible things, at craft, the artist’s hand, at putting work back on the plinth. The work I make now, evolved over a long period of time. It has the same questions about art running through it, but the concept and the rebellion are hidden behind the handmade nature of the work, the barefaced skills and the nice accessible outcome.

I don’t have any answers. Maybe I’m asking questions about what art isn’t? I don’t know. Does it matter? Questions questions.

For commissions contact : crochetdermy@shaunarichardson.com

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