William Andris Wood, Helen Whitley
In this joint exhibition, William Andris Wood and Helen Whitley aim to communicate ideas about anatomy from both an aesthetic, and a learning perspective. The human body has long been an integral aspect of European art. The intention of their joint exhibition, Soft Machines, is to address a conflict between the often emotive nature of the subject matter, in a objective and scientific approach.
The concerted understanding of unseen structures is what brings the three-dimensional objects in their environments to life on a two-dimensional surface.
The title ‘Soft Machines’ relates to the metaphor of the human body as made up of mechanical parts, each with a specific function. Their joint understanding of the intimate relationship between structure and function in human anatomy allows the artists to create images that explore these ideas.