Glasgow / Edinburgh based artist / maker
Through ceramics, performance and
interactive-art, Paula explores concepts
of the ‘more-than-human’*, and the potentials
for a ‘collective’** based upon a non-
hierarchical consideration of other earthlings.
Her work is very heavily influenced by the
natural world and how we as humans can
interact with and coexist with this lesser
She values work which creates or
engages a community of others, and is always trying to facilitate human
interaction and participation from the
audience. She aims to generate work which is
accessible and inclusive, and uses participatory objects to try to break
down the artwork vs audience barrier
often present within art institutions.
She is all about seeking a
fluid standpoint to place herself and fellow humans amongst a wider world in order to
understand what it means to be an equal
rather than an assumed dominant/subordinate
in an extensive community of others.
Basically, she is a nature gal just trying to break
down the human/natural world divide.
You can get in contact via email at email@example.com or keep up to date with some day-to-day brain juice by following @paula.pea.doherty on Instagram. You can also sign up to be added to her email newsletter here.
*more-than-human: a term coined by David Abram which refers to any non-human entity in the natural world, in order to reduce the commonly present human/non-human binary **the collective: a fluid community theorised by Bruno Latour which involves a non-hierarchical, cross-species, cross-entity construct