Kirsten Baskett

Nude Tin Can

125 Hatfield Road

St Albans



01727 569291




I am fascinated by the imprint or ‘emotional charge’ which prolonged and

close human interaction seems to leave on an object.

We generally see this simply as patina or wear so, through multiple processes, I strive to tease it out, separate it from the object itself and distil it. Only then can I preserve it for closer study.


I begin by constructing paper sculptures of the object using materials which themselves have had a close human interaction and hopefully carry something of that ‘emotional charge’. These can include closely scrutinised engineer’s drawings or dress patterns, a writers well-thumbed draft carrying all their notes in the margins or even a lovingly curated child’s stamp collection. Highly personal items like letters or photographs can also be a source of ‘ready charged’ raw material.


Once completed, the paper sculptures are very fragile and delicate structures so I cast them in clear resin. This freezes them, suspended and floating; rather like museum exhibits or preserved scientific specimens ready for closer study.

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125 Hatfield Road, St Albans, Herts AL1 4JS

Tel: 01727 569291


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Every Other Sunday - 1PM to 5PM

Monday - Closed