Tuesday 8 March 2016

Rough Base

Weeks have past since I last wrote anything on my blog. I have not been idle however and several new works have emerged towards my show in London in June.  This piece here has been re-worked and a base made for it. The Kilkenny base did nothing for this sculpture and I settled on this rough edged Tunisian black marble instead. The sculpture itself is all smooth roughly spherical forms. The external sphere. The internal sphere, and the spherical hole piercing the sculpture. The rough surface of the base contrasts nicely with this excess of spheres. Settling the sculpture down onto this uneven surface was quite a job. The bottom of the sculpture is painted in wet yellow paint, lowered into position, lifted off and the base ground away where the paint shows. The process is then repeated and repeated until the sculpture looks like a broody hen settled in her nest.