Julia reports from the retrospective of influential artist and the first woman to win the Turner Prize in 1993: Rachel Whiteread.
Her unique collection filled large open spaces of the Tate Britain with her famous casts in a variety of scale, shapes, colours and materials; from concrete, white plaster to translucent resin in different shades and combinations.
Through the casting of negative spaces, she reveals impressions of the inside spaces of houses and ordinary objects and spaces such as a library, mattresses, hot water bottles and even a chicken shed.
Whiteread captures memories that represent emotions and power; moments that are gone and the contents of a lost home remain.
Her approach to sculpture is minimal and pure, grand and powerful!