by Rebekah Rhoden in New Art on Wednesday 16 January 2013

Artist Julia Randall’s series entitled Blown is a dark and melancholy juxtaposition to our ordinary associations with bubble gum. Randall’s drawings are stark in an almost grotesque way, and they almost relate back to the fragility of the human body. Her work displays the fleeting nature of beauty and sweetness in the deflation of the physical form.