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Pippa graduated from Farnham University of the Creative Arts with a first class degree. During her time there she was privileged enough to exhibit work and collaborate with Gustav Metzger and Ackroyd and Harvey. This experience influenced her to such an extent that her artwork became focused on the environment, with a particular interest in our use and relationship with single use plastics.
She looks at man's inevitable impact on nature by using found plastic bags, bottle tops and found beach plastic ... ubiquitous and disposable materials and objects that do untold damage to our environment if discarded and used carelessly.
In the words of philosopher Roland Barthes ... the essence of an object has something to do with the way it turns into trash, possibly meaning that once an object has been discarded, and thus absolved of its function, its form becomes brightly visible - out of its original place and freed from its status as a commodity. Once an object is no longer treated in terms of its use-value, the 'thingness' and 'unwantedness' of an item intensifies and this is when Pippa becomes interested in it.