Posted by rachelcreative on August 1, 2008
Sculpture wall hanging figure.
This is made from recycled coated black wire from spiral bound notebooks.
I just couldn’t resist doing something with all that beautiful black wiggly wire. Soon I had this (sort of) legless figure that lent itself very well to hanging upside down against a wall. Or it could free hang so you can see it from all angles.
I did it by hand without using any tools. It was a bit tangley but really fun to work with. There’s 4 pieces of wire in total making up this piece.
I’m so pleased to have done a bit of spontaneous sculpture. Even if it’s not a perfect piece it’s made me feel that more things are possible!
Approx 40cm from head to nail and 29cm from hand to hand.
Head and shoulder detail
From the side
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Posted by rachelcreative on April 21, 2008
So I have this idea for a piece of sculpture which I’ve been formulating for a while now.
The piece would be large – too large for me to store or to display in my home. At least 2 foot high and wide. Even if someone loved it and wanted to take it off my hands it’s still going to be too large to mail to anyone (lightweight but bulky). It would also be a nightmare to dust and keep clean. Do most people consider the dusting when they acquire art I wonder?
Plus I don’t even know if the idea I have will work. I’ve had the concept since last year but the details of the execution are a little sketchy. It’s something totally new for me but it has great personal meaning to me.
I could scale it down and make a number os smaller versions but it won’t have the same effect and I’m loathed to compromise in a way that lessens the effect.
So … do I spend precious time and energy trying to create a piece of sculpture which may or may not suceed and if it does work I can only photograph to share it with you all here and then probably have to trash it and throw it away?
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Posted by rachelcreative on March 28, 2007
Inspired and confident from all your kind support I’d thought it might be fun to share some old work with you.
Starting with my first pieces of sculpture. Both from 2006.
Figure without smile
This was my first piece of sculpture. About 6 inches high made from paper mache pulp. Polystyrene foam used as armature (I love carving polystyrene!). The figure came from some bad emotions, head hung low and arms lifeless.
Tree of Life
Happier times! Inspired by the work I did on our wedding invitations and stationery, in turn inspired by one of Klimt’s friezes featuring tree of life and gorgeous spirals. It needs another coat of paint but as it’s been lying around for a year without getting that I thought I might as well share it as is!
Paper mache (mixture of paper strips and pulp) on wire with acrylic paint. Some polystyrene foam within the base to bulk it out.
If I get to do more paper mache sculpture I might even tell you my pulp recipe
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