Daisy Grange’s project revolves around our primal need as humans: for physical touch. The artist investigated why we crave or despise touch, and how to suggest someone’s imprint on an object. Grange explores why there are certain materials and objects we want to touch, and others we don’t. Is this due to texture or shape, or our yearning for comfort? “My final piece breaks the rule of ‘not touching the art’, and challenges viewers to overcome stigma and give into their desire,” says Grange. “I will be continuing to create large scale installations and sculptures that encourage participation at the University of Leeds.”
Dimitar Zyumbyulev uses various media and processes; the artist’s final project focuses on plastic pollution and its impact on marine life.
Niamh Warren’a final project is a sculpture, which centres on the human feelings of fear – conjuring alarm bells and the fight-or-flight instinct.