Mailer creates fragile sculptures and installations from everyday domestic and humble objects. Inherent are the physical and contextual characteristics of the materials, which she transforms 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 viewer to unravel ideas of contemporary discrepancies, double standards and complacency in order to maintain an easy way of 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 Deleure The Fold: Leibniz and the Baroque (1992), Michel Foucault Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison (1991) and David Hume An Enquiry concerning Human Understanding (1751), and An Enquiry concerning the Principles of Morals.