Sculpture Side Project 2

As this side project goes on, I have come to realise how interesting Sculpture actually is; as mentioned in the previous post about Minimalism, I have grown increasingly interested in Minimalism and the use of material forms within sculpture, and so this seems like a great coincidence between the various aspects of my Course. Whilst searching for my ‘space’ for the project, I actually came across a lot of troubles when researching potential ‘spaces’; I found a few prospective spaces throughout Cardiff, during a search that lasted around two days, but finally found one (ironically) not very far away from University. A desolate space that has been cordoned off by a large fence, it holds the remnants of a city, but not the essence of a city, which creates an interesting atmosphere in the space.

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As you can see, the space is quite large, but is also quite desolate. This aspect of ‘decay’ is something that has always interested me as an artist, and so I can see myself really relating with this space. As a response to the area, I created a few sketches;

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The first Sketch details an area of the space that I saw when I first sat down at my ‘Base Camp’, a tire in the middle of the area, seemingly put there just for me.

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The second sketch was my response to the space, I walked across it and drew any shapes or forms I saw whilst walking. It created an interesting response that seems to hold a tangibility between the objects.

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Something that I noticed about the space is that there was a great deal of fruit packaging crates (more than likely because of the large amount of restaurants situated on City Road, where the space is near to), but I loved the simplicity within their design, as well as the decay that had afflicted the wood that they were crafted from. I am intendign to paint one as soon as I can, in order to explore the aspect of tarnishing, especially with the way that the paint will crack and peel as it dries and ages.

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