CRATE Graduate Project Space Award Artists: Layla Moore


Materials used in construction and tactile household situations form the basis of Layla's adhoc modular sculptures. She aims to subvert the role of the object in art by inviting apparent functionality back into sculpture. With them she investigates the commodification of objects and questions how 'usefulness' and 'need' do not correlate in modern society.

She is drawn to materials that she finds 'useful' and able to control or change to fit her needs, rather than focusing on their contextural or monetary value as an art material. Layla builds with the interest of how the materials feel, connect and can be handled. A playful, and sometimes comical approach to form evolves naturally from the construction of the basic materials.