Saturday, 30 October 2010


The large balloon was burst and the cotton wool still stuck to the balloon. This has created interesting effects. It looks like a flower blossoming. I have filmed this and am going to be developing this piece by producing lots and allowing people to burst the balloons. I have also hung my pieces up to see how they hang. They seem lifefless some of them, so may apply colour.

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Studio happenings

Here are some more photos showing the development of my work. The first two are smaller experiments that didn't turn out the way I wanted to, but they were "happy accidents". The other photos are showing stages of my larger balloon piece which (fingers crossed) will work out the way I want it to or it may be another "happy accident"...

Saturday, 23 October 2010

Winter chill

It's getting colder already. Nights are drawing in, time to get out the old blankets and hibernate...

Here are some photos of my work (above) as it's progressing. I am happy with what I am producing and with the photos. I think it's important as a portfolio of sculpture to keep photos and present them in the right way.

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Further experimentation and development

I have carried on experimenting today in the studio. The papier-mache pieces worked well and are stronger than the cling film pieces. I have played around with assembling the net pieces and it seems to work just joining them in one or two places to allow the pieces to fall naturally. One of the photos is of a small sculpture I created using beansprout-like cotton wool pieces joined together like a nest. I like this technique because I allowed the work to form itself organically according to the weight of each piece and I didn't know where this would end up...

Monday, 11 October 2010

In the studio...

Here are my experiments in situ. They include the cotton-wool net pieces and the polystyrene balls which have stuck together. I am pleased with the results as they are strong and manage to hold themselves as pieces. I wish to experiment with the lighting to create a variety of interesting shadows and also try out different assemblages by sewing them together. Turning the fragile in to solid forms.