i carried on with making sculptures through photoshop, i found images of loose skin that would typically occur after loosing a large amount of weight. I feel that these have a similar connotation to the works of Jenny Saville.
I began to start layering each small tumour i had made previously by sewing them together to create sculptures. I like the formless nature of them as they resemble no household object. They display no corporate slickness that sets the typical aesthetic in art. Despite the fact that they deconstruct the systematic nature of human anatomy which is something i appreciate and aspired to depict i feel that i could have used a more subtle technique as i think the chaotic appearance of the stitches take away from the beauty of the sculptures as a whole.
I began to make form my main priority. However i wanted to contrast structure and randomisation. I began to revert back to my original ideas and look into the fleshy nature of bodies. i began to use photoshops to create beauty from something that is deemed repulsive, excessive skin. I began to make minimalist sculptures and attempt to recreate them.
I began to look into Simon Bedwells ceramic work, I became intrigued by the formlessness nature of each one despite the fact that they are indeed pots which presents a display of purpose. The pots themselves highlight the real nature and moulding of clay. The Ceramics display four major components Mass,Matter,Balance and weight depicting the overall aspiration of depicting art itself as modified and in turn textualised.
I find the work to be beautiful in its own right, the structures are amorphous and display a sort of deflation possibly linking to clay itself being a source left over in the earth. The neutral colour of the works subvert from the constructed and man made aspect of art. Each piece displays an element of pressure and have connotations to minerals such as rocks which in turn highlights the idea of making something definite from nothing.
The effortless nature is something that I would like to encorporate in my upcoming pieces.
After making the mini sculptures i decided to work on a bigger scale and depict an image of over laying skin to represent the process of aging such as the weight gain and skin sagging. I began by stuffing the tights with cotton wool and unlike the previous mini sculptures became a lot more free with the sewing. I began over lapping the tights and sewing where i thought it would hold not best instead of mapping out with elastic bands which i had done previously.