Dense - A series of 3 canvasses layered with plaster. The plaster at the top of the canvasses has been allowed to run, in a controlled manner, down the canvas to create a flowing and falling effect. By layering up the plaster multiple times towards the top, I have managed to create a thick, almost wedge-like ridge at the top, which hangs over the rest of the canvas. This is very effective in creating an unstable look, as when you view the canvasses from below, it looks almost as if the plaster will drip onto you, or in a way, fall off the wall. Taking inspiration from Joseph Beuys, I have left the entire canvas its natural colour, along with the plaster. These neutral colours make for a disturbing feel to the piece, as there is no single focal point throughout the series. It was important to me to have multiple canvasses, as building up layers on each canvas, in different ways, creates an unstable look which is replicated. This repetition is something I have attempted to use throughout this project, as it reinforces the instability throughout my pieces.
Continuance - 6 pieces of wood, covered in different fabrics hang in front of a painted wooden plank, which has been sliced into 3 equal parts. The fabric-covered wooden blocks which are hanging in front of the plank are intentionally suspended with a thin (1mm) metal wire. I believe this wire adds an odd barrier between each block of wood, which in turn separates them from each other. However, they still link in with each other due to the 3 panels behind them. Instability is brought in here, as the piece is constantly changing and moving. This piece is very interactive, at every new angle you look at it from, the blocks of wood reduce or improve your vision to another part of the piece. This makes your viewing experience unique depending on how you first see the piece, to how you view it whilst moving, until you move away from the piece and have one last image of it in your head. Naming this piece ‘Continuance’ lets you know that it is not just a one-time viewing experience and viewing it from different angles can greatly improve how you feel about it, and what it looks like.
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