Nerissa Cargill Thompson (Second Prize), Mapping the Issue

Nerissa Cargill Thompson (Second Prize), Mapping the Issue

90 x 120 x 4 cm, embellished recycled fabrics/clothing cast with cement in domestic plastic waste, 2020

Nerissa’s work considers the packaging that we use and discard on a daily basis, objects so lightweight and seemingly insignificant that we barely notice them and the way our waste becomes subsumed into the natural world. “No Man is an Island: Mapping the Issue” focuses on the far-reaching effects of plastic pollution. The embossed patterns from the domestic food packaging, captured in cement, recall the grid lines on maps. The naturally inspired textures created by blending recycled fabrics using an embellisher, emphasise how our waste becomes subsumed into our environment. Nerissa graduated with an MA in Textile Practice from Manchester School of Art, having originally trained in Theatre Design.

Instagram & Twitter: @nerissact


28 September 2021


Art Prize Shortlist 2021