I am fascinated by the delicious peculiarities of the everyday, and the unexpected proximity of disparate materials it generates. Like a frothy pink feather boa slung over a blossoming cherry tree branch on a Saturday morning, a banana nestled in a bowl of green tinsel on a shop counter.
In my work commonplace experiences are translated into curious objects and installations, which function as alternative worlds that demonstrate and relish the beauty and absurdity of reality. I explore the idea of multiple, contradictory realities, and hone in on the place or moment where the mundane becomes magical, exceptional or even impossible: fantasies that unfold from brick and mortar beginnings.
I use mass-produced and semi industrial materials, such as expanding foam and 2x4’s, to make immersive installations. Readily available, they are basic ingredients that are typically not visible in whatever they construct; in my work they are transformed, although their material origins are undisguised. In this way I hope to create imaginative and implausible new outcomes for familiar objects.
Caroline Bugby is a sculptor from London, England, born in 1987. She has studied in both the U.K and the U.S, and has been in group shows in both. She was awarded her BFA in Sculpture from the University of Brighton, UK in 2011, and is currently an MFA candidate at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, graduating in May 2017. She has done artist residencies at Franconia Sculpture Park, Minnesota, and Salem Art Works, New York. Bugby also has large-scale public art on permanent display in New York and Vermont.