Completion and Deconstruction
Friday 28th April § Leave a comment
Is it possible to be more tired, I’ve been acting on auto-pilot for a few hours now but hyperness is still keeping me from collapse. I’m in this hyper state mainly due to the completion of my exam project, but also thanks to a neat new nanoPod that I’ve just unwrapped. It probrable deserves a review someday but first impressions: So nano it’s mind-boggling.
I’m ecstatically pleased with my installation; proud even. I’m still trying to decide what to call it. Is it a tent, is it a sail, no it’s a tripod-o-morph. What a sentence; yet more proof of my need to sleep). Where was I. Art; and I have pictures.
OK. It’s a bit weird so I think you deserve an explanation. See the bench, on the floor there, underneath that white saily bit. That’s the bit that I made first. Everything else is oriented around that bench (plywood seat, thick bamboo legs).
The white sail is like a backdrop to the seat which wraps itself around you and is designed to be visible in your peripheral vision and frame the sculpture in-front of you.
The tripod-al centrepiece manages to look completely different depending on your viewpoint which bring’s us back neatly to the bench, which at it’s heart is a contrivance to encourage you to take another perspective on the structure, one that I can have some control over.
Here’s the central form from a different view.
Good. Non-lethal. Brilliant. Unbelievable. Textured. Shapely. Cantilevered. Possibly even graceful. It’s almost everything I wanted to achieve.
Here’s the work of a co-artist, Becca. Doesn’t it feel like it’s staring at you? Spooky. The photos (along the top) are of Siobhan who’s another artisan (and look’s nothing like the photos, but equally pretty).
After completion and a few photos, there was the heart wrenching bit. I had too disect my work into storable chunks. Here are the harrowing pictures, from the empty art room, to the place where the skeleton of my construction rests.