Light and dark
There’s no getting away from the fact that this is a dark artwork. But just because it’s dark doesn’t mean it’s miserable or depressing.
Far from it in fact – it makes me feel like I’m bathed in moonlight as I stare up at a million stars in the sky. I love black. It fascinates me in so far as I see it as a giver of life rather than the taker.
It can conjour the impossible, it can give birth to a universe and it’s the point at which we search for the light. It’s uplifting, inspiring and full of opportunity. This artwork is intense, I’ll concede to that, but think of it as as birth or beginning and you lift the oppression in a heartbeat.
One of the clever things about using resin and pigment is that I can create almost any two dimensional shapes. Once a shape is cured I can bend it and cut it and finish it exactly how I want it.
I can also put shapes inside shapes and in this artwork that’s exactly what I’ve done – choosing to add the repeating grey loops inside the main silver shape. On that note I must mention the silver pigment because it’s absolutely mesmerizing. Being a metallic flake it picks up light and reflects it in a thousand directions at once! It’s gorgeous – but almost impossible to show in a photograph. You really do need to light it with a spotlight though – consider that before you buy it.
I have no idea what you’ll see in it which is the best bit about it – you get to finish the story off for yourself. How awesome is that? Chances are we’ll all have our own interpretation of what it is and how it makes you feel.
This artwork is created with a background of black Perspex, onto which the three cast resin pigment shapes have been stuck. This has then had three coats of casting resin applied which has cured to form a hard surface finish.
Into the last layer of resin went a tiny current of air and this was used to put some very tiny micro-bubbles into a square shape around the outside of the main structures. It’s the bit that looks like a halo that you can just see on the photographs. It’s very cool! It is all bonded to a laser cut aluminium frame with mounting hooks on the reverse.