For Hidden Door 2023 I have created a hexagonal, gothic-inspired ‘pavilion’ with some ornate ceramic details that allude to the idea of the pavilion decaying and going back to the earth. Its hexagonal form echoes that of the building it is installed in, and viewers are invited to walk inside the sculpture.
While considering this work, I have been thinking about the relationship between the built environment and the natural environment, and how they exist together.
I have been looking at a lot of ruins in Scotland, and I find it so beautiful how they are eventually overtaken by moss and plants – becoming something completely different, becoming part of the ground again.
This work also speaks to the theme of environment, by giving viewers a different space to inhabit, allowing for contemplation and reflection.
Becky Tucker graduated from the Edinburgh College of Art in 2017 and now lives in Glasgow, working from a studio outside the city. In 2022 she was awarded a VACMA bursary for material research, and received a grant from the Hope Scott Trust for the production of new work. Recent exhibitions include; ‘Cool, Fresh, Sweet Waters’, The Tub Hackney, ‘Gambrel’, Saltspace Gallery, Glasgow, ‘Let Them Eat Fake’, Bad Art Presents, London, ‘God of War’ OHSH Projects, London, ‘Destructive Mollusc’ Haze Projects, London and ‘Interior Castles’, Hartslane, London.
Forthcoming projects include group shows at Steve Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, Contemporary Cluster, Rome and OHSH projects, London. Becky has been awarded the Girlpower residency in France this May and will be artist in residence at Sanctuary Slimane, Morocco in late 2023.