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 timeless and spatial awareness with an intuitive, organic and contextual feeling. Drawing on Gilles Deleuze’s Fold; where everything folds in and out of our creative thought; the aim is to question the inner and outer parameters and perception given in our society through an object, situation or event. By combining the inherent physical and contextual characteristics between our secondary senses with the everyday, overlooked and often transparent materials with our subconscious; the practice explores and develops these ideas of enfoldment through insulations, curatorial, collaborative and community projects.
By drawing attention to this concealed context, it also reveals the physical process undertaken in the making of the work. The drawing motion of scratching, mark making or through the development of wrapping, that enables the artist to feel the contours and undulations of the object as it is wrapped in sellotape. A method that reveals the intensive time-consuming procedure, a proprioception awareness that is required to create these translucent sculptures.
Throughout there is 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; the work questions whether humans emotionally have progressed. Each generation needs to experience first-hand their emotions through their senses and can only respond in accordance to the context of their surroundings and culture at any given moment.