Charlotte Squire

Charlotte Squire

Charlotte Squire creates work which exists between assemblage, sculpture and installation. She reconfigures and remakes lampshades and lights, creating intriguing new forms; some tall and elegant, some stout and warm, they exude certain human qualities. Her pieces are created from second-hand materials, which generate a sense of the familiar and allow the viewer to attach parallel narratives to the objects. The use of recycled media such as lamps and tables can also be viewed as illusive to the long history of textiles. Charlotte is interested in exploring the duality between the homemade and the mass produced. By re-appropriating and deconstructing found, everyday materials, sending them on a journey of transformation, there is an unusual paradox where the lights retain an element of functionality despite their new forms.