Glasgow School of Fine Art Sculpture & Environmental Art

Blythe Plenderleith

I want to be a better craftsman. I want to be as skilled as a Shaker; a craftsman, an inventor, a perfectionist. I don’t think that passion will ever be fulfilled because I will always strive to be better. My work is always a result of my need to make an object well because I believe one should want to, not because one has to. I don’t always seek to make functional objects but I do intend to make an object/sculpture/artwork that explores and challenges the importance of craft and materiality. My aim is to create an outcome that encapsulates my love of making but also questions its materiality or structure too. I relish precision. I relish structure. I want my work to either showcase this or work in comparison/juxtaposition to the space around it. Therefore, the space and location my artwork is situated in, whether that be a gallery location or an outside environment changes depending on context.

Contact
blytheplenderleith@gmail.com
B.Plenderleith1@student.gsa.ac.uk
blytheplenderleith.com
Works
Bed of Hails
Fatal Symbol Flies
One Small Step
Rise
Roses or Nails

Bed of Hails

777 cast plaster Marys, installation and performance, 2m x 1.4m, February 2021

Bed of Hails

Bed of Hails

Bed of Hails

Bed of Hails

Bed of Hails

Fatal Symbol Flies

charred larch, 2.4m x 1.2m x 20cm, March 2020

Fatal Symbol Flies

Fatal Symbol Flies

Fatal Symbol Flies

One Small Step

polyester resin, 1.2m x 45cm x 60cm, November 2019

One Small Step

One Small Step

One Small Step

Rise

wood, broom corn, 2.4m x 40cm, April 2019

Roses or Nails

charred pine, 2m x 1.5m, May 2021

Roses or Nails