Tuesday, 26 April 2011
The images above are one of the outcomes of the week. Small incisions were made into the length of the large twigs. These were then fixed into dome shaped plaster as bases. Using old reels of cotton I wound the thread from branch to branch using the incisions to keep a tension on the work.Subconsciously i was realizing voids of negative spaces which appropriates the rural landscape; the shapes and forms of the land.
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The images here are the result of the organic canvas being wrapped around chicken wire and the direct application of heat from a heat gun onto it's surface. This has produced an interesting aesthetic transformation of a 2D surface into a 3D texture. The work does have historical and archeology connotations and I am drawn to the element of heat and fire as a medium.
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Saturday, 16 April 2011
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Saturday, 2 April 2011
|Reverse side of paper prick templates after use|
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Friday, 1 April 2011
I have been working on trying to combine the two materials of willow and the organic canvases from the Beckwithshaw School visit together. I have struggled to find a concept that works. I stripped and flaying the willow; an instinctive process that appropriates mankind’s impulse to explore the characteristics of organic materials. How will the materials work for us, how can we use the material to survive!
Through the process of stitch I combined the two materials together. None of the work seems to succeed and feel that I am not achieving anything of significance! However, the process has highlighted the reason why I am drawn to the action of “piercing” materials.
Posted by Earthy Elements at 04:42