Katie Surridge creates sculptural works from found material. Using cross-cultural references and disowned, overlooked objects she constructs large structural forms. Surridge relies on visual experiences and chance discovery of objects to shape the evolution of new work. The proximity of unexpected items next to one another and the way in which they are rearranged is integral to the harmony of the work.
Often Surridge incorporates organic matter, such as pelts, bones, botanicals or animals, which she preserves herself displaying an almost shamanistic nature to the creations.
While at the Nomadic Village Surridge will create an environment from found materials collected en-route to Wolsingham. Taking inspiration from village centre pieces such as totem poles, the structure will become a place to gather and will be added to by Surridge and others over the course of the village.
Katie Surridge studied at Chelsea College of Art and The Slade School of Art, she is currently based in London and represented by Ebb and Flow Gallery.