Monday, 20 June 2011

End of University

Well my 3 years are up. It has been an amazing experience topped off by a fab degree show. My piece CONSTRUCTED SPACE (2011) was received well and feedback has been inspirational, now I need to decide whether or not to continue making straight after university. I also became one of the proud winners of the Kenneth Armitage Young Sculptor Award that restored my confidence in my art something I have been questioning a lot this year due to the drastic change of direction I have taken. Well its not totally over yet. You are all invited to the Bath Spa Fine Art Graduate Show, Brick Lane London 7th July:

Thursday, 19 May 2011

Sneak Preview of Degree Show pieces

Bath School of Art and Design Degree Show is fast approaching. On the 10th June it will be open to the public so head on down and see the work properly installed. My work titled Constructed Space is based around the average male and female proportions. I have created male and female modules based around anthropometric data that have a strong presence in space and reflect my interest in Brutalist architecture and urban living.

Thursday, 21 April 2011

Degree Show- Watch this space!

The start of my degree show pieces. I will upload some more pictures next week, so watch this space!

Rooftop Quartet

This was inspired by rooftop details I observed up the Sydney Tower in Australia. The details were abstract and geometric and lent themselves perfectly to a large 3D construction exploring new materials such as concrete and metal work. This has been a piece to feel out what I intend to do for my final degree piece. I wanted to think ambitious and incorporate human scale into the work. I am happy with my selection of materials and focus on the negative space created by the structures.

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

BV Studio- These Words I Seek Are Not My Own

This exhibition has been the best yet! I was so proud to be part of this and the work really worked well in the space.

Panoramic View of the space.

My Work- Wall, Ceiling, Wall (wood and screws)

Close up

As a reaction to the space itself I created this piece from measuring aspects and recreating elements of the architecture in the details on each panel. It was so present as a piece in the space as you walked through the door. I still have a problem with the frame structures due to their fragility and lack of weight but think this now successfully concludes this body of work.
My next work will aim to incorporate heavy strong structures that frame space.

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

First Day of Term 11/01/2011

Work that is not complete yet from last term but I intend to push forward. I have a few ideas to continue with the light frame structures like the ones for breakfast club and the cube living unit above, but also want to play with making more blocks out of MDF and seeing if I can recreate the feeling of simple architecture.

Breakfast Club 17/12/2010

This collaborative exhibition was concerned with Site/Space/Place/Location. I responded directly to the site by making wooden frames the size of the windows in the space and attached them to the wall. Notions of fragility and frames were discussed. I realised by being more ambitious with scale it pays off and enjoyed the structures gorky appearance in the gallery space. Consider now if I go even more ambitious with scale pushing the structure to its limits.