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
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
The fourth model has changed considerably since I started it on sunday. The thought of having a transient almost disintegrating form has moved on to a inside out form that displays internal and external it is more complex then the previous models.
Clay model 4, detail, April 2013
In my mind this model works well in combination with the others. The next step will be to make moulds of the clay models and to cast them in different materials. How much these models will be represented in the stone carving I am going to start on next week?….a flavour will remain I am sure.
1-2-3-4 clay models in final stage, April 2013
Tomorrow is a big day, I am going to travel down to Cornwall with my friend Lar to pick up some big stones…I am very excited!