The gallery installation "Umpy Lundersphere" created by Claire Ashley is an immersive environment that feels like an imaginary undersea cave or alien planet. It is made with stitched, painted, inflatable sculptures, hand painted area rugs, bean bags, and exercise balls - or - are they sea creatures or alien beings waiting to hatch? Relax, watch, roll, and listen to the space.
Ashley’s work investigates inflatables as painting, sculpture, installation and performance costume. These works have been exhibited nationally and internationally in galleries, museums, and site-specific installations, performances and collaborations.