At work…images by Kate Beer

At work…images by Kate Beer

Commission in progress for Farmors School Fairford, 2014, image by Kate Beer, 1

Commission in progress for Farmors School Fairford, 2014, image by Kate Beer, 1

Commission in progress for Farmors School Fairford, 2014, image by Kate Beer, 2

Commission in progress for Farmors School Fairford, 2014, image by Kate Beer, 2

Commission in progress for Farmors School Fairford, 2014, image by Kate Beer, 3

Commission in progress for Farmors School Fairford, 2014, image by Kate Beer, 3

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Commissioned work coming along

Commissioned work coming along

This carving is now developing all round, initially faced with a similar scenario with this piece as with the last large carving, with no lifting equipment available and the weight to great to move the stone it stayed in one position for a frustratingly long time. My friend Jordi Raga came to the rescue moving the carving into it’s upright position, the carving develops now all the way round.

Carving in procress, Carrara marble, 07.10.2014

Carving in procress, Carrara marble, 07.10.2014

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is use of material the one for this job ?

is use of material the one for this job ?

…so I want to work with light and shadow, freely available every day and night but how can a material highlight certain qualities of it and which once do I want to highlight? When using graphite I noticed that even though the marks are dark, the silvery metallic shine can dominate, confuse (first image)…covered with tracing paper subtleness moves in (second image). Once this drawing was complete I realised I mixed many things together (reflection, projection, light, shadow) separating the different aspects out to clarify is the way to go…perhaps…

graphite on black background, covered with tracing paper, June 2014

graphite on black background, covered with tracing paper, June 2014

graphite on black card covered by tracing paper, June 2014

graphite on black card covered by tracing paper, June 2014

 

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