Teresa Wilson is a visual artist based in Manchester. Powerful and disturbing human and bird puppets explore the space between sculpture, installation and theatre to create claustrophobic environments where private dramas take place.
Made from old rags and recycled materials, the work refers to the past, suggesting stories to the viewer of uncanny happenings, memories and traumas. The viewer is invited to explore an imaginative reality and to approach the emotional, and sometimes uncomfortable subject matter in a gentle and playful way. The macabre little people hint at an 'otherworld' of ancient fables and fairy stories creating anxiety within the strange melancholy space they inhabit. The work is about the transmutation of undigested experience, timelessness, darkness and enchantment.