Christina Mackie | the artist
The artist Christina Mackie
Born 1956, Oxford, UK.
Lives and works in London, .
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Christina Mackies sculptural installations weave an intricate web of associations between their diverse physical components, which comprise natural, man-made and crafted elements…
The first room of Christina Mackies solo show This That and the Other at Herald St comprised three sculptural works a triangular arrangement in which vertices gave rise to strange growths and dimensionality was always on the slide. Figure 1 (2007) was an almost life-size hippopotamus formed from grey resin, a substance that appeared to pool on its back and drip from it haunches onto the gallery floor, as though this meaty, three-dimensional creature were in the process of devolving into a liquid plane. (Its worth remembering that this semi-aquatic mammals name means river horse in Latin.)…