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Bekki Mourant's recent work draws inspiration from the redevelopment of Le Geyt flats. During the process of redevelopment Bekki observed the "traces of life" that were left in the shells of what were people's homes. The use of fragments of wallpaper, plaster, etc. coupled with dynamic colour combinations, make each of the works highly individual and personal.
Bekki's latest work has developed a definite 3D element. Plaster blocks now encase jewel-like collages set in resin. This has continued and developed the earlier layering of materials but still using Bekki's dynamic colours. From paintings of 1m square Bekki has now moved from 20cm squares down to 7cm blocks. Sets of these placed together resemble glowing mosaics. Resin blocks resemble paper-weights but need to be hung against the light to reveal the re-cycled, treasured encapsulated articles.
Other plaster pieces, without the resin, resemble crumbling frescoed walls of age old churches or cathedrals.
You can read her poem MY DOORS and see the work involved in preparing the piece here and Bekki's Transcendency exhibition is here.