‘Produce a piece of sculpture influenced from the exploration of “+ - x /.”
+ - x / sculptures are an embodiment of the material processing explored, as well as the literal mathematical equations which define their form.
A module was chosen and welded in a series of angular pattern repetitions which was then equated to a mathematical expression. Alternatively, the mathematical expression can be defined which then creates the form. Both methods were used to create these sculptures. The designs pictured were hand made by myself.
Completed as a project for Leeds College of Art // 2013
Exploration began by thinking about the '+-/*' brief in terms of the processing of materials
I choose to study the work of Anthony Caro & Tom Friedman for this project - click below for further info.
Caro's composition of these organic looking steel sculptures has shown me the wide range of possibilities with this material.
It was Friedman's work that used ready made materials such as pencils and tooth picks that I found particularly inspiring. It was the use of this ready-made 'module' that inspired my final piece.
After studying these artists and a desire to work with metals I began to do small experimental studies using laser cutters and welders.