Erosion Series by Tamsin Van Essen explores erosion and the disruption of form. Focusing on biological erosion,Tamsin´s intention in this work is to convey the idea of a host being attacked and eaten away by a parasitic virus, highlighting the creeping spread of the infection as it corrupts the body. Erosion is a series of angular porcelain forms, sandblasted to wear the surface and reveal inner strata.
This aggressive process, contrarily, creates a delicate vulnerability in the shape. The translucency of the porcelain and the interruption of the surface make it possible to glimpse through to layers beneath, creating a tension between the seen and the obscured.