Arabella Nock


I have always been enthralled by the figure and its ability to change and be many things in one compacted form, both beautiful and hideous. I use the figure in my work in ways that will help people to ‘see’ in the same way I do, aiming in part to instil an understanding of themselves on a different level.

I aim to permeate the work with my own style, being vigorous and energetic with the material to achieve something which is tactile and has a presence within its setting. Cast metal is the ideal media for preserving this sense of physical interaction and I have experimented with the full range using their different properties for aesthetic and metaphorical contrast, from lead and bronze to cast iron.

The body of work which makes up my graduate portfolio is as a result of my investigations during my undergraduate studies along with work in progress for completion early 2010.