well I've spent half an hour opening a flickr account and trying to get photos into the blog.... not suceeded! will have another look one day soon but for now I want to go and make stuff...
if you would like to see the new images I have put them in a new photo album on my home page :-)
I have spent weeks on my first sculpture, building it up and sanding/rasping/chiseling its surface and now that it is taking shape I have started a second.
The second form was more flimsy than the first so I anticipated problems with weight of plaster on such a fragile framework.
I used herculite and some cheesecloth my gran gave me years ago - it finally found its home! I built the piece up slowly and carefully and it took the weight.
I'm now shaping the piece better, filling and covering the inside and texturing the outside.
Am thoroughly enjoying the whole process of building work in this way.
November 7, 2012 by Lorraine Clewlow
The purpose of my AA2A residency is to expand on and underpin my previous work and this involves fusing the sculptural materials, techniques and ideas of form which my Mum used to use (in her own work) with my own sculptural forms which express the loss of her from my life. Although filtered through memory I feel this exploration of materials will bridge a gap in space and time and its fusion with my choice of materials will be both a celebration of creation and a cathartic realisation.
Mum loved Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore, her forms reflected this, and so I have started to research their work and incorporate this into the meaning of form within this project.
I started with a chicken wire structure which has hints of human form, it is three legged with reference to myself and my two siblings. The form is trying to stand, each leg requiring the support of the other two. The form has the simplicity and aesthetic of Mums sculpture and incorporates a niche into which one of my own small scupltures will be put.
photos to follow - I need to "undelete" them as I just wiped my memory card... luckily I know someone who can fix this :-) I hope...