Aimee Gilmore

Philadelphia, US – Sculpture

Pulled, 2016

Chrome plated plastic breast pump

edition of 5

19 x 10 x 5 cm

£ 1850 Each

Pushed, 2016

Chrome plated plastic bottle 

edition of 5

14 x 6 x 6 cm

£ 1850 Each

My work reflects the process of archiving an often devalued routine: motherhood, and accentuate my innate desire to cling to both the materials and objects that emphasize the necessity of letting go. My practice highlights the communication between mother and child through archiving the abstraction and sentimentality of my daily rituals. By focusing on the labor of motherhood, as emphasised through the collection of familiar objects and imagery, I begin to viscerally relate the abstract nature of motherhood to the unpredictable nature of art- making.

Striped hat (Rubber Series), 2018

objects in rubber, set in frame

23 x 23 cm

£700

Hippo (Rubber Series), 2018

objects in rubber, set in frame

30 x 38 cm

£750

Pink Socks (rubber series), 2018

baby socks in rubber, set in frame

23×23 cm

£700

The Rubber Series (2018-present) is an ongoing work consisting of discarded baby objects, clothes and accessories that are solidified in transparent rubber. These works reflect the process of archiving an often devalued routine: motherhood, and accentuate my innate desire to cling to both the materials and objects that emphasize the necessity of letting go, moving on, and growing apart. I treat the encapsulated objects as relics, preserving their smallness while highlighting the magnitude of their presence. Objects frozen in time and space – like my memories of those few first days and those long, lonely nights – I reflect longingly.

Artist’s Bio

Aimee Gilmore is a multi-disciplinary artist based out of Philadelphia, PA. She holds a Masters in Fine Arts from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Bachelors degree in Fine Arts with a minor in textile design from Moore College of Art & Design. Aimee works in sculpture, installation and printmaking and explores the topic of motherhood focusing on the continuously shifting and complex binaries that shape the role. She has completed residencies at The Fabric Workshop and Museum, The Vermont Studio Center, The Wassaic Project and Project for Empty Space.