the design-wars are as much about the new as the old, the culturally exclusive and the universal; it becomes a sensory battle and one that elisabeth delfs seems to have conquered - interlacing form and structure to become an architect of beauty.

Delfs’ practice sits between garment and the built environment and her work explores the rendering of space through objects that vacillate between habitations and figurative sculpture articulated by the transference of qualities from the body (organic) and the built environment (inorganic). Her work questions notions of gender, beauty and the relationship between dress and building, two aspects of design which find their point of origin with the body. Once the works are installed they create an unfamiliar sensuality by erupting from surfaces recalling corporeal and architectonic topography.
Delfs continues “I use malleable materials with textile methodologies to construct sculptures of undulating objects that implode and explode blurring the boundaries between interior and exterior, structure and surface. I create sculptures that, like the Möbius strip tend to have a mathematical property of being non-orientable object/surface. They are organic infrastructures which progress as a single repeating form implying continuous expansions protracted stillness, becoming abstract anthropomorphic figures/objects.”

R e v o l u t i o n s: You can go your own way

At the crux of a revolution is a desire to change, to rethink how it is that we are governed to live. It doesn’t necessarily have to be a significant movement that completely overthrows the established powers, but perhaps a subtle shift in one’s thinking, or even how we choose to engage with the space around us. I begin to wonder this as I contemplate Delfs’ new body of work which is slowly rotating, one revolution at a time.”

Marc Springhetti