Spilt Nude is a written description of a naked woman. Banner believes, ‘we always come back to the issue of describing the human form. It’s a way of describing ourselves – an attempt to stall time long enough to make some kind of reflection, not of the stuff around, but of us, the flesh.’ Banner often employs text as a visual medium and is best known for her ‘wordscapes’. Her work explores how experiences are translated into language and the ways in which actual or imagined events are fictionalised and mythologised.
Gallery label, December 2020
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