Coastal Defence #4
- Height: 8 cms (3.15 ins)
- Ref: 452701
Part of a series of works exploring wilderness. These pieces were made with the Raku process which you can read more about on my home page.
This piece features a sound mirror, a defensive structure built to aid detecting aircraft.
Evoking a sense of place, but often not a fixed place, coastal or mountainous, remote and wind swept, these pieces could be depicting the Scottish isles, Cornwall or Iceland. Their scale challenges the conventional representations of monumentality and vastness. These petite pieces are not miniatures but wild and serious scenes that capture the gravitas and strength of nature.
The textures are raw yet sumptuous. Carbon which has become part of the clay in the firing process glimmers like silver in some places and in others give a deep matt grey surface. There is a feeling that these pieces haven't been sculpted but have emerged out of the clay, as if the clay has been reformed into the rock it was originally eroded from.
Please ask if you would like to see more pictures of this piece, or if you live near Norwich, UK I am happy to arrange a studio visit