As we follow Faye Toogood’s doings for quite a long time, we couldn’t miss the most recent collection of hers, Assemblage 5. The series, a fifth in turn outcome of Faye’s search for form and geometry in objects, this time evolved into miscellaneous, art brut inspired pieces.
A careful recipient of the artisan's work, can note in the collection earlier signature pieces of Faye, yet this time reimagined with the new context. Drawing inspiration from primitivism and spirituality, Faye uses three basic materials to express the atheistic tone of the set. Thus, optical glass is meant to symbolize water, silver-nitrate-coated bronze reflects the fire of the moon, while clay recaptures force of earth.
As the selection of using substance is always very crucial for the artist, the apportionments consist as a base for the whole body of work.
Through the formed shapes, Faye plays in associations. Using specific materials, which indeed have its strong importance, the craftsman refers to various components of primitive art, as well as to her hitherto artistic creation. „The iconic Elements table, a mainstay of the Assemblage collections from the outset, is transformed into a pair of moulded pieces that play with the idea of negative space, where shaped voids suggest the missing polyhedrons of earlier collections. A series of Chalice stools upend conventional thought about seating and the drinking vessel. Sculptural archaic relics such as a hand formed, oversized solitaire game and a series of wearable tapestries evoke the naive abstraction of parietal art and reinforce the strong spiritual sentiment of Assemblage 5,” the artist shared her thoughts.