'I am an analyzer, trying to leave out as much as I can.' Samuel Beckett
...and thus, this body of work is entitled 'Works on Paper'.
Paper is unpretentious, intimate, unassuming. It is capable of surrendering to a metamorphosis, but with no particular desire to hide its character beneath artistic activity. Logistically it can be very accommodating.
This work is concerned with blurring and celebrating the area of imbrication between painting and sculpture. The journey began with an impulse to paint onto a large scale paper support with molten wax whilst sculpting a maquette inspired by a rediscovered Michelangelo palmi. An experimental phase followed, using graphite, charcoal, acrylic, papyrus, bookbinder's linen, pva, structure gel, extender, water, casting wax and beeswax.
Showing with the University of Nottingham's BA Fine Art: www.nottingham.ac.uk/fine-art/