Eden’s practice is centred around social class, diversity, and using materials that can be found anywhere. The strange controversy of the vegan sausage roll release prompted more thought into its hidden social politics. It is important to Eden that she uses ubiquitous materials that reference the world we live in, to give a sense of familiarity and normality before unveiling a deeper issue.
‘Commonplace’ uses Greggs as the ambassador for all things low-brow, and shifts its position in the hierarchy, inviting the beauty in the everyday norm to be amplified and praised instead of overlooked.
This is informed by the lack of social class diversity in the art world. This inequality leads to a dismissal of working class artists who often do not get to see their position recognised and valued as it should be, whilst also denying other groups their insight.