Janna Edwards Artists statement
The actions of external and internal pressures; such as heat, weathering pollution, seismic change, governs the formation of our landscape. The fragility of our eco system and the world we live in are always hanging in the balance. Any slight changes will have a consequence not necessarily immediately, not only on our environment but also on ourselves.
I use feet as a universal signifier to relate to the idea of our impact, our journeying, and the imprint we make on our landscape daily. By creating feet with surfaces that directly relate to our natural landscape; the work asks you to consider the impact and mark you leave with every step. I want you to consider our bodies as being part of the landscape – not a separate entity. The emergence of the feet made from various clays with rock and organic materials collected from the Jurassic Coastline, brings about a rebirth of materiality allowing new skin to be formed, referencing to the natural landscape.