Steph Matthews

Master of Ceramics

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My work focuses on Coercive Control and aims to highlight the impact that emotional abuse has on the victim. Work in progress for my final show portrays emotions felt and the havoc it plays with the mind. Through ceramic processes I create portraiture sculptures using facial expressions and concepts in the head itself to highlight just a few of the many emotions felt by the victims. My overarching intention is not to shock or disturb, but to inform the viewer and offer an insight into how damaging this form of relationship can be. Due to the nature of coercive control the victims are often not aware of what is happening to them. Current work for this project combines all selected images here to be displayed in one single sculptural piece.