Caitlin Fitzsimmons

Caitlin Fitzsimmons is a local conceptual artist that is one of nine local artists that have come together under the collective name ‘RampArts’ The main focus has been on the exploration of texture, scale and movement.

For this body of work I investigated circles, fascinated by their presence across nature and mythology. I wanted to create an immersive experience which explored the mystery and intrigue of circles, inspired by black holes, fairy rings, life ‘cycles’, naturally occurring cyclical land masses such as volcanoes, and by how circles have been symbols through religion and legends.
The rings were made from newspaper, inspired by Nnenna Okore, wire bound, and material wrapped. The shapes were heavily influenced by Maggie Nowinski’s ‘(w)Holes’ series, which feature undulating shapes which I found to evoke a very primal emotional reaction. A key point is that my installation is not created of ‘perfect’ circles, as a show that the circle is the myth, it is nature, it is the ground and the cells, and it is in the mind and faith. This installation is a depiction of the omnipresence of circles, in forms more than rudimentary ‘o’ shape which first springs to mind.
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