Collection: Olivia Mae Sinclair

THE ARTIST

Olivia Mae Sinclair analyzes the emotional implications of power and sex between female and male identifying individuals. The form and shape of the books demonstrate the theme of deterioration through manipulation such as cutting, ripping, and fraying. Techniques include are screen printing, sewing, and machine embroidery. The books have a raw and rough quality to them as they borrow the visual language from sketchbooks, journal entries and the zine community. Overall, her question remains; how do we read with our entire body?

Sinclair takes inspiration from the Sloppy Craft movement. Sloppy Craft as defined by honouring the process of making over the final piece. Handwriting is an important part of the books and sloppiness to articulate the intimacy and confessions held within. Sinclair wants the audience to be equally dazzled and disgusted by the books - but in order for this to happen, the audience must engage and touch the pieces, usually in a public setting. Relational Aesthetics is one way she likes to think about audience and the work.

STATEMENT & CV

  • LOVE YOU, SOLD

  • STRENGTH IN SOFTNESS, SOLD

  • ARCHIVE OF AFFIRMATIONS, SOLD

  • INTIMACY, SOLD