Hi, I am Danielle Adair, I am currently studying MSc Forensic Art and Facial Identification at the University of Dundee. My aspiration is to become a Maxillofacial Prosthesis. My current research project is focuses on the orbital prosthesis, because unlike any other facial feature that can be replaced with prosthetics, the illusion of the orbital prosthesis fails when the healthy eye moves, and the prosthetic eye is static. This research aims to investigate how technology advancements could in future allow for an orbital prosthesis to be synchronised to the natural movements of the patient’s healthy eye.
My Contemporary Art Practice
My installations propose a translation of the sensorial and psychological conditions of the body into an abject presence. Crafting my artworks out of wax, my work suggests veins and arteries while the degradation and fragility of the material reflects the inevitable end of our existence and the impermanence of life.
The visceral deformation of the body allows us to physically feel our own presence and connection to our human sensations: we are more than the physical, we all own an interior state of being. By moulding globular forms to translate the fragility of our mental state I aim to evoke self-reflection into our own internal sensations and feelings of being confined to flesh and bone.
2018-2019 MSc in Forensic art and Facial Identification, at The University of Dundee.
2013-2016 Achieved a First class BA hons in Fine Art, at Cardiff School of Art and Design.
Achievements and Awards
June 2016 Received the Dulce Mayne Stephens Art Trust Award for artistic achievement in Fine Art.
Janurary 2015 Received prize for best student sketchbook in Welsh National Sketch Book Competition, run by Colleg Sir Garfor.
Boom studios, Bangor
15th July 2018
Cathays Conservative Club, Cardiff
17th November 2017
The Depot 38 Upper Clapton Road, London
26th September 2017
-The Old Tuman Brewery
91 Brick Lane, London
6th-10th August 2017
Jacobs Market, Cardiff
26th-28th October 2016
Riverfront Theatre, Newport
18th-21st August 2016
Soap Box Science
Hills Street, Cardiff
4th June 2016
The Abacus 18-20 Wood Street, Cardiff.
12th-19th December 2014.
Caerphilly Centre, The Twyn, Caerphilly
2nd-8th December 2013
Ulster Museum, Belfast
10th January- 22nd February 2013