Getting back to enjoying making work after four and a half years of academia. The joy comes from making work and undertaking research just for me. Reflecting on the alchemy inherent in fire and electrolysis to transform wood and metal.
Wall piece 107 x 40 cm. plate are 20 x 6 cm. The plates are copper clones made by the electrotyping process of an original aluminium plate. The timber I have for the base is 5 cm thick, so the whole piece is going to quite heavy.
Getting playful and experimental after the academic rigour of the PhD. First photograph as the artefacts came out of the electrolytic cell. They all had a total of 36 hours of electrolysis. The medallions are 5.5 x 8 cm. and 5.0 x 8 cm. and the buddha head 13 x 8 cm. The larger off …
Completed table top sculpture (59cm x 16cm). References Jasper Johns Light Bulb series. The apple and pear are floating on a copper base that is an electrotype copy of a piece of rusted iron that I have been saving for making another object in the same series.