The power of nine
A fairly daft title but one that will do in the interim. The next part of the project is to explore the surface textures and colours of found objects on the beach. These are old crockery items but mostly I think partial bricks, old cement and pipe. They are painted on board 30cm square with the intention of hanging them in a grid pattern which will make a metre square display. Each square will be effected by and make connections with its neighbours so hanging will be tricky. Since a couple of them have taken shape, I am more of the idea that some of the squares should be kept neutral, as they have been prepared. This way the effect will not be too busy and will also speak of the fragmented, diminishing nature of the objects.
All the squares were to have been painted using the sides as well to form a 3D painting. The first I attempted was too small for the board, so I enhanced it by using the colour and detail on its reverse to add bulk. Lester refers to it as Madagascar or chop! The second square has been more successful though took ages to create. As a finished object it actually refers to the landscape which is quite interesting - another interpretation and a fitting one as the topic is all about how these objects allow us to relate to our landscape in the first place. The third square I think looks like a blue Mickey Mouse!
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Carol E Duff