Freya Moffat is a talented and thoughtful young artist just completing her MA in Fine Art. She made a life-size paper maché evocation of a seated older person.
She says, “He is made from cardboard delivery boxes (one of the only things from the ‘outside’ coming into the house or that we are interacting with) and the Evening Standard, papier-machéd and painted in acrylic paint. I wanted to make him human-like and human sized but also a bit distorted or uncomfortable physically.
Photographing through a window is a way to think about silence and isolation as something that is imposed – he is muted rather than mute, the window represents this barrier to communication. I’m in the process of making some more creatures – there are plenty more people passing silent hours passing behind closed doors…”