Belinda Piggott works from her studio on the land of the Gadigal and Wangal people of the Eora Nation, in Sydney. In her practice she aims to challenge her own assumptions and connect to wider worldviews. This process involves exploring ideas and issues through research, experimentation, collaboration and conversation.
These goals are reflected in the way she makes work. For example in her sculptural practice she employs unusual tools such as large knives and cleavers to develop surfaces. Seemingly resolved forms are deliberately broken perhaps with a hammer, or a karate chop or by dropping on the floor. The remnants are later recomposed into something entirely new. The final composition may not have a fixed base, it may be rotated and viewed from multiple perspectives.
With a love of nature and the environment, much of her work is concerned with the intersection of nature and technology. Various bodies of work reference the urban landscape, seascape and the cosmos.