Candice Davies
In my art practice I strive to create sculptures that engage the viewer to look at mundane objects and occurrences , concentrating on objects or materials that are often ignored, discarded and undervalued.

In my work there is an intentional play with the viewer’s visual perception through the manipulation of such everyday objects and occurrences, as these everyday objects are replicated and treated in such a way to try to convince the viewer that they are viewing real things. I aim to push the boundaries of the “real”, following in the tradition of trompe l’oeil by depicting most ordinary objects but in a way that astonishes and deceives the eye.

I examine the links between the replica and the copy, the status of the’ art object’ and the value of the everyday object. Through the re-proposing and re-fabricating of everyday objects and occurrences in stone, I aim to question the social and cultural economics of such commoditized objects. In my work I attempt to blur the lines between art and reality by playing with the viewer’s visual perception through the manipulation of everyday objects in order to investigate issues of interpretation, craft, value and function.