By subverting and deconstructing the conventional uses of chosen objects, Poppy Whatmore transforms everyday objects into animated anthropomorphic or zoomorphic forms. Whatmore's methodological approach includes assemblage, a technique she employs to re-configure conventional forms into surprising and playful arrangements, portraying the flaws and failures of the human condition.

Whatmore appropriates DIY methods with an alternative slant using absurd mechanisms for fixings and means of assemblage, juxtaposing a constructive process against the means of taking things apart, namely the constructive antithesis, deconstruction.

By cutting things up and creating fractured parts of familiar objects, Whatmore displaces the viewer from the original sense of order and composition for objects. A language is created with damaged or broken objects that mark or demonstrate a suggested narrative. These narratives combine the documentation and re-framing of objects generated by, or in response to actual events alongside objects imbued with inferred histories and invented narratives, creating an orchestrated disorder which plays with the notion of conveyed meaning.

Through this work, Whatmore explores the relationship between the objects and its documentation and investigate how the process of documentation can redefine the nature, experience and reading of an object.