As a sculptor, Mailer enfolds an assortment of mediums and materials inside a process of wrapping, overlapping and layering in response to our human need for order; where life is seen in a linear mode. These substances are amalgamated, merged and folded in and then wrap over themselves.
The purpose is to suggest enfoldment; a cocoon, a mummification with an intuitive, organic and inherent feeling, that consist of multiple and diverse layers that oscillate between entrapment, security, endurance and timelessness. Conjured from an indivisible line, that has repeating folded in on itself, the objective is to invite the viewer to imagine unravelling the work so they may question and unpick subconscious conditioning in British society. An evolutionary semblance that twists with contemporary discrepancies, double standards and complacency in our everyday lives.
By drawing attention to this concealed context; Mailer visualises the human collective and instinctive drive to survive by manipulation, cohesion, conflict and domination because civilization is predatory by nature. To justify this mankind has repeating sought to find mitigating answers to their actions and the consequences of those actions.
Throughout she has absorbed and applied; theoretical and methodological inquiry; often the repetitious and recurrent nature of human events in both forgotten and established history. Despite mankind’s expansion in knowledge and technology; humans emotionally have not progressed. Each generation needs to experience first-hand their emotions and can only respond in accordance to the context of their surroundings and culture at any given moment.
With an emphasis upon the inherent physical and contextual characteristics between our secondary senses, the everyday, ephemeral, precarious or transparent materials and our subconscious, Mailer explores and develops these ideas of enfoldment through insulations, curatorial and collaborative projects.