Surface

Sculpture by the Sea 
Cottesloe 2009

  • Mild Steel
  • 220 x 190 x 480 cm

 Draft marquette used to visualise full scale work for Sculpture by the Sea 

Draft marquette used to visualise full scale work for Sculpture by the Sea 

Concept

This non-objective artwork arises from the process of constructive manipulation of abstract ideas in parabolic curves, spatial relations, volume and line.

I started with a cone shapes and cutting away sections while maintaining a smooth plane shape which although requiring an ever changing radii could be achieved in a larger scale via a cold rolled process.

My previous experience in engineering, in metalwork and in graphic design focused me into this methodology which although difficult produced a unique style and shape which seemed in harmony with both a seascape or bush environment.

Construction

This was my first real large scale work, it was challenging and drew on every ounce of knowledge and energy I could muster, but the end result was worth it.

Thank You

I would like to recognise the late Roger Hill and the team at BOYD Metal Industries for their generous contribution in providing their specialized rolling services and helping make this sculpture a reality. Thanks Rob, Andy and Gordon for helping get the work over the line.

 

 

The Making Of "Surface"

 

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