This intriguing sculpture - comforting yet repellent - is nestled in a wall in Looms Lane. Made by Alison Carlier in collaboration with her younger daughter Imogen, who did the crochet. The root of the word encroach is the same as the word crochet or hook. The silver claws hooking onto, or seizing.
Alison Carlier is an artist who works with mostly audio, both in co-production and collaboration with others. Her work centres around how humans engage and understand through what is seen and what is heard. She is especially interested in speech, language and how sounds can be perceived as musical. Alison won the Jerwood Drawing Prize in 2014 with an audio drawing. She is currently collaborating with a neuroscientist for UCL as part of a knowledge exchange project.
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I am an artist and the curator for grove and groving. This blog is groving online, and records the artworks placed on the streets of Bury St Edmunds along with responses to the work by commissioned writers.