Connected #3

by Jo Chapman

  • Date 2020
  • Size w16cm x d16cm x h20cm
  • Materials Aluminium, resin, card, oak

The sculpture playfully refers to minimal geometric design, industrial forms and alludes to themes of connection, balance, fragility, strength and dependency. It is an interpretation of movement and balance where the two objects meet and make a connection.

This series of small handmade sculptures are a natural progression from the maquettes that I make for my large-scale public works. This can be the most creative part, playing with forms and ideas, being experimental and manipulating the materials into the structures. It is a responsive and intuitive way of working in contrast to the commitment of time, thought and process involved in fabricating a large finished artwork in steel or bronze.

The use of low-tech materials is also a response to the events of this 2020 utilising the materials I had to hand in the studio and recycling packaging that came with increased deliveries. Home has now become the workplace for many people so these small works are to bring art into the home instead of the urban landscape.


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