THE RECONSTRUCTION OF SCULPTURE, 2017
This mild steel piece, titled, The Reconstruction of Sculpture, was created during the last term of my Master's Degree at the University of Lincoln.In this piece, I explored the act of painting, as sculpture. I manipulated the properties of the mild steel through the process of welding, which uses heat to create patterns on the back of the metal sheet, distorting the shape, colour and texture of the metal. This piece is made to be viewed from both sides, and has been suspended in the centre of the exhibition.
A property of the unvarnished mild steel which is a constant throughout this series, is the fact it rusts easily, meaning it's fragile and leaves signs of its labour behind, such as fingerprints.
Mild steel sheet metal and welding, 173 x 100 x 2.5 cm.
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