Based in Scotland, UK, Bea Last’s creative practice is process led. Currently, she is surveying drawing in its broadest sense. Last has created sculptural drawing installations using salvaged, recycled materials and found objects, such as plastics, fabric, iron and wood. Installations are created or reinvented depending on location, space and environment. The Red Bags is both a reaction to and a statement about issues affecting society at large, such as war, displacement and the climate crisis. There is a contrast between fragility and strength, which is simultaneously monumental and delicate. Last’s projects look at what it is to be human.
Image Credits: Bea Last, The Red Bags, (2022). Repurposed canvas, bamboo, bullet holes. Dimensions variable.