Carving the Contours

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Illustrating the carving process for creating the maquette, using a file to shape the Polyurethane.

My work focuses on the narrative of negative space and the complex impact of a missing object on a remaining structure. Previously, artworks were made from fragile glass and microcrystalline wax for unique filtration of projected light. Object and projection are temporal, each dramatically altered by their environment and rate of deterioration.

Shapes and bodies were digitally extracted from enlarged sections of photographs taken during projected installations. The structural proposal for Broomhill expanded on this body of work. The gentle curvature and simple passages of the design offers an opportunity to juxtapose a digitally informed shape with natural surroundings. The partially autobiographical piece was intended to depict a momentary state of physical presence within a projected environment.

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The final maquette, showing the sculpture as it will appear at the Broomhill Sculpture Park.

Creating the maquette involved some classic techniques that are necessary to construct the primary structure of the final sculpture. I transferred an outline of the shape onto polyurethane foam board and used varies files, to define the figure; sandpaper provided a smooth finish. 


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