Casting, materials on the quest of understanding form

Casting, materials on the quest of understanding form

24.10.2013, cast with care, canal, Stanton Saint Bernard

24.10.2013, Cast with Care, Canal, Stanton Saint Bernard

Pressing clay into the segments that I used as wall rubbings yesterday, followed by a day of casting. The wall segments are suddenly something different all together, being able to observe the folds and cracks in the cast is like stepping away from the walls and coming closer all at once through a objective material, neutral viewing and then the introduction of new materials, for instinctive reasons, later understood.

24.10.2013, casting the outer pill box wall segment, Stanton Saint Bernard

24.10.2013, casting the outer pill box wall segment, Stanton Saint Bernard

There is a vocabulary a language of material and form, the combinations can evoke many layers and even though there are qualities that can be superficially experienced….warm, cold, old, young, shiny, dark, the combination of materials and how it can enhance the experience of form is what I am interested in.

24.10.2013, casts of the pill box outside wall segment, The Sheds

24.10.2013, Casts of the pill box outside wall segment, The Sheds

Form 1

Form 1

Whilst making two more models today the phenomena¬†“form” felt tangible. Form is such a complex thing and it is by making forms and seeking perfection that I am awake to it, each curve and corner, each stretch and twist has a multitude of aspects and can communicate so much. Of course these models are by no means finished to the point where I like them to be but a beginning¬†is made and ideas are simmering……

1-2-3 clay models

1-2-3 clay models

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