Near Far Series
The original materials for the Elemental Series were salvaged from a building site that Waterson was working on in 1996. She explains that each piece of Near Far interlocks and can be pulled apart and reassembled in another location from manageable parts. This she calls her personal means of scale.
‘When I graduated from the first part of architecture all I wanted to do was make first and learn from the materials I had at hand. These came from the building site I was working on. The qualities of the rough sawn timber meant the forms could be simply held together with weight and friction rather than glue or fixings.’
This ideology has continued throughout Waterson’s artwork where the forces and qualities of the materials are used to join the elements. Christina’s body of works are not static – but continue to evolve over time and through each installation.
Photography by Christina Waterson and James Braund