The Reconstruction of Sculpture, 2017
This piece was shortlisted for the 2018 HIX Award and featured in Coutts Bank.
Alexandria Frances explores the act of painting as sculpture, merging the boundaries of both mediums to explore materiality.
The Reconstruction of Sculpture is a process-led piece, in which the manipulation of the material’s properties dictate the visual aesthetic through the heat distortion. The work is designed to be viewed from both sides, allowing the viewer to see the welding marks that create the intricate pattern, reinforcing the connection with the labour. Supplementing the idea of temporality, rust continues to alter the work slightly.
Mild steel sheet metal and welding, 173 x 100 x 2.5 cm.