Enough of this froth and bubblle – what’s happening in the shed? The new piece has been rather unforthcoming of late. I have followed a few lines of inquiry which have not gone as I had hoped. That is often the way things go with the Prest sculpture method. There are often dead ends which must be eliminated from my enquiries (to use the cop show parlance.) I suppose the aim is to acheive a state something like sleepwalking whilst awake. The trick is to discover the way the thing wants to come out and to help it on it’s way.
I have made a series of moulds to make a set of different sized shapes, some of which will find their way into this piece.Here they are.
As well as being used to hammer the shapes around I can press out the rough shapes with the fly press, as shown below.