Mailer is a sculptor, with a practice that incorporates installations and curating. It is a conceptual social practice steered by the context of diverse participation and collaboration; which also seeks to develop learning platforms with education and art therapists, that engage participates to reconnect to their secondary senses as a means for them to reconnect with early learning skills and to their subconscious.
Mailer creates and then collaborates to devise fragile sculptures from everyday domestic and humble objects. Inherent are the physical and contextual characteristics of these materials, which are transformed to provoke questions and open a dialogue.
Central to this interpretation is the choice of materials, often unassuming, ephemeral or transparent; to suggest an intuitive, primeval and multi layered feeling. The materials are essential as a metaphor, allowing the participate or viewer to unravel ideas of contemporary discrepancies, double standards and complacency in our everyday life.
Throughout she has absorbed and applied; theoretical and methodological inquiry combined with the physical natural world and its geological dimension referencing Friedrich Engels Dialectics of Nature (1883) and Esther Leslie Permafrost, Liquid Assets (1964).
Her practice brings into focus and unpicks subconscious conditioning in British society. This evolution conceals our collective and instinctive drive to survive by conflict and domination. Mailer suggests that humans are predatory by nature and to justify this mankind has sought to find mitigating answers to their actions and the consequences of those actions.
The starting point for Mailer is often the repetitious and cyclical nature of human events in both forgotten and established history. Additional reference points are the theories and philosophies of Christopher Coker Can War be Eliminated (2014),Giles Deleuze The Fold: Leibniz and the Baroque (1992) and Michel Foucault Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison (1991).