AA2A Artist

Nita Rao

Year:
2018 - 19
Project summary:

As stone turns to sand with the passing of time so our world is in a constant state of flux and renewal. I like to think of my work as an echo of this.

The project I would like to develop for the AA2A scheme is based on the idea of cycles of change and renewal. I would like to make work that will be part destroyed with the remains becoming the starting point for the continuing evolution of the piece.

I have made work in the past that has been transformed by the action of water and the elements over time. Using willow and paperclay I have allowed nature to complete pieces. I am able to watch and record the process.

I would like to experiment with paperclay and willow to build a series of sculptural kilns, allowing fire to be the force of transformation. Initial experiments would be able to inform my later work. Working with metal I would like to find ways to create skeletons whose charred remains are the starting point for a series symbolising renewal. I will use different materials to create the finished pieces. Initially working with small sculptural kilns I would like to be able to develop the skills to create a larger kiln in the future.

New materials lead to new ways of working and I hope that by engaging with my ideas in this way will lead me in unforeseen directions. Next year I will be artist in residence at the Outwoods Sculpture Trail, making work in response to the woods, and this time of experimentation would be ideal as I work towards that.

 

 

 

As stone turns to sand with the passing of time so our world is in a constant state of flux and renewal. I like to think of my work as an echo of this.

The project I would like to develop for the AA2A scheme is based on the idea of cycles of change and renewal. I would like to make work that will be part destroyed with the remains becoming the starting point for the continuing evolution of the piece.

I have made work in the past that has been transformed by the action of water and the elements over time. Using willow and paperclay I have allowed nature to complete pieces. I am able to watch and record the process.

I would like to experiment with paperclay and willow to build a series of sculptural kilns, allowing fire to be the force of transformation. Initial experiments would be able to inform my later work. Working with metal I would like to find ways to create skeletons whose charred remains are the starting point for a series symbolising renewal. I will use different materials to create the finished pieces. Initially working with small sculptural kilns I would like to be able to develop the skills to create a larger kiln in the future.

New materials lead to new ways of working and I hope that by engaging with my ideas in this way will lead me in unforeseen directions. Next year I will be artist in residence at the Outwoods Sculpture Trail, making work in response to the woods, and this time of experimentation would be ideal as I work towards that.

 

 

 

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