The pericarp is the fleshy part of a fruit, the swollen ovary wall housing the seeds in the centre. Its primary purpose is to protect and disperse the seeds, a microcosm of the human body, the flesh and bone surrounding our organs, our brains.
As an artist with sight in only one eye, I have always been informed by the physicality of making work in clay. It has taught me that touch can be creative, destructive, pleasurable or painful. With its janky, flickering imagery, squirming forms and squelchy audio the intention for Pericarp is to play around and investigate new ways of suggesting and hopefully experiencing touch.
Rebecca Tucker is a graduate of the Edinburgh College of Art and now works from a studio near the Govan Graving Docks in Glasgow. Her practice centers on exploring paradox, with recurring themes of character, body, object, indulgence and guilt. Rebecca works in a wide variety of media including ceramic, produce and moving image.