English’s work takes various forms which are mostly split in to defined sections, more like activities which she moves between, never accomplishing a great deal.
She is plagued by an immovable precept that real grown up work is hard, mind numbing or futile, and in addressing this the work can take on a performative aspect in it’s making.
In her last solo show ‘ARE YOU DOING WORTHWHILE WORK?’ English posed a question which perhaps asked us to be more present in our choices, whilst simultaneously wasting our time on pointing out superficial connections between objects or works otherwise unrelated. The installation appeared to be a 3-d spider diagram and had a humorous faux-cerebral aesthetic.
She is currently putting together a series of bad jigsaws which she sees as a microcosm of her relationship with modern working life.
H.English (3rd person)