Monday, 30 May 2011

the new challenge: 100 days in the unknown! Days 69-100 the 31 missing days revealed...

During the last few months, I have also been working on a new project which i did keep a bit quiet until the work evolves and mature a bit more. This is probably the most "out of my comfort zone" type of work and it took me a while to actually feel comfortable with the ideas.

The initial idea came from a little sketch in pastel above combined with the wax model below. Taking the picture of the work allowed me to rework the shapes involved. Some similarity started already to show from the beginning.

One of the  few works I did after that ( see below) were not right but the idea started to form. This one was the start from the Raku collections but also the start of a very different route.
Raku collection examples:
I still was very curious to push the boundaries and take those ideas a step further

after a large number of sketches from the wax model, here is a sketch that I wanted to take a bit further.
I am not sure how I came to think about the medium but i was looking for something more current, ....a symbol of the modern world.

so here is the first maquette acetate
and here is the finished result in Acrylic

Acrylic gives the work extra dimensions
Transparency makes the sculpture become part of its environment. 
The light gives it a different feel.  
Outside, the variation of the weather will give it a different mood. 

Man-made material in synchronization with nature.
A sculpture enhance its environment but also interact with its environment.

Monday, 9 May 2011

Open studios - 2 weeks to go!

I have started to re-organize my studio and my work in the view of my open studios, I have also been catching up on some of the work and maquettes.
It was an amazing feeling to put some of the work in order and at the right place and it made me look at it in a new way! so far the maquettes and sketches have been piled in each corners of my studio and to put them all together, nicely presented near the associated sketches made me look at them again and without was 9h30 at night !...and i was doodling few more sketches, looking at areas that still doesn't quite work yet.

here is a little mosaic of stuffs......

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

the new challenge: 100 days in the unknown! Day 69 -Reflection on Simplicity

Simplicity is hard to achieve.

I have been working out of my comfort zone for  a fair few numbers of months now and I am still fighting against adding those little details to my work. It is amazing how uncomfortable simplicity can sometime makes you feel and how difficult it is to achieve, how easy it is to get lost in the details..
Does details in a sculpture makes people feel more comfortable...feels the gaps?... it is comparable to a silence vesus too much talking....which one says more?