Whiteread’s approach to sculpture is predicated on the translation of negative space into solid form. Casting from everyday objects, or from spaces around or within furniture and architecture, she uses materials such as rubber, dental plaster and resin to record every nuance.
The reason my work has affected people over the years is because it draws people’s attention to their lives and the things in their lives. There’s a certain amount of humility that goes with that. —Rachel Whiteread