Final Major Project Josh Stead
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Felipe Barbosa Here is a piece of work I found researching on the internet which inspired me for my ﬁnal piece. This par=cular piece has been made by a French ar=st named Felipe Barbosa. As you can see this piece of work also consists of an object covered in nails. This piece of work works well due to the fact a hammer and nails are related objects which are commonly used together.
Anthony Gormley Antony Gormley, A Bri=sh Sculptor that was born on 30th August 1950. He had a German mother and a Irish Father. He grew up in an Roman Catholic family near to the West of Yorkshire. At trinity college and between the years of 1968-‐71 he studied archaeology, anthropology and the history of arts. He then travelled around India for a few years and became interested in Buddhism, later returning and aWending the Central States Mar=n collage of arts and design, and then in 1979 leX State School Of Fine Arts in London with a postgraduate. Gormley’s artwork is normally sculptures that are based on the human body. The majority of the =me he uses his own body to make the mould which most of the =me goes outside in random places. The reason for this is that he suggests that the body is a place and not as an object. A lot of his sculptures tend to be made out recycled objects.
‘Angel of the north’ Anthony Gormley
However when he is not making a human sized sculpture he tends to use local materials, for example, The angel of the North (one of the most famous sculptures around the world and by far the most famous sculpture that Gormley has constructed in my opinion) is 66 feet tall and is 177 feet lengthways. You can see how tall it is compared to the human down below to the right of the image. The Angel of the North is made out of local steel and wood. The wings are pointed about 4 degrees inwards. I presume he has inten=onally made the wings at a slight angle because he wants you to see that the angel, of the north is taking you in and embracing you, just like a normal angel would do. It has received many prices and over 100,000 people pass the amazing sculpture everyday embracing the impact it has on you. It looks of the M1 towards the top of England, near Newcastle, and the council describe the impact of the sculpture “600million eﬀort”. I really like the angel of the north, as it is quite a strange but interes=ng piece of artwork made by Gormely. I think the meaning behind this was that he was trying to get the angel to take you in. You can tell this from the way it stands and the way the wings are =lted inwards. I also feel that Gormley tries to put lots of emo=on through his artwork, but diﬀerent people may look at things in diﬀerent ways, therefore the meaning of this piece could be totally the opposite of what I think.
‘Another Place’ Anthony Gormley
Antony Gormley also sculpted ‘another place’. This sculpture consists of 100 human sized cast iron models that are spread along 3 kilometers of the beach. The cast iron models are spread out in diﬀerent places, some going into the sea, so only there head is showing, others maybe completely underwater when the =de is in. The 650 kilogram ﬁgures were brought to the area by South SeXon Development trust. The enormous project also got a lot of support and funds from other agencies, families and schools near to south coast, where the ﬁgures were placed. Antony Gormley has placed the ﬁgures all poin=ng out to sea. I think this is because it shows the humans have evolved throughout =me. The ﬁgures look like they are sad but also looks like they have hope, maybe this is because they are looking out to sea. To conclude I think that Antony Gormley is an interes=ng ar=st and sculptor. He uses local material and produces work that usually goes outside. This contrasts to other ar=sts because they normally protect their work from the weather.
Robert Bradford Dog’. This piece by Robert Bradford is called ‘Hot
For the product Robert Bradford used recycled childrens toys to make this sculpture. This piece was made mainly by small and colorful toys put together by screws. It is free standing and does not easily fall over because of it's structure. I chose to research this piece as I have never seen a sculpture made from toys to successfully resemble a dog in such a way to look realis=c, but at the same =me, look unrealis=c because of the colors. Even the most common and domes=c animal can be magniﬁcent.
Tony Cragg Tony Cragg is from Liverpool, he is a visual ar=st specialized in sclupturs. His stack sculpture which from a distance looks like a stack of industrial pallets but when taking a closer look I can iden=fy it is a mul=tude of miscellaneous objects and materials stacked up and packed lightly together to form a solid cube.
Hiroyuki Hamada This piece of work by Hiroyuki Hamada has a unique style and is a one of a kind. The sculpture has been made from a range of materials including burlap, enamel, plaster, resin, tar and wax. The sculpture has a broad contrast of colour as it has a white base and a black center. Although the piece appears to have a smooth texture its punctuated with holes. It has a visual link to the surface of a natural environment for example the moon. The shape of this sculpture is spherical. The sculpture has a ‘golf ball’ feel to it, the punctuated holes make appear to look like it has a similar form to a golf ball. If I saw this piece of work in a gallery I would want to touch it due to its punctuated holes which lead me to ques=on what they would feel like.
Statement of intent In my research I have researching the theme of Time am looking to build a sculpture out of diﬀerent materials and have looked at other sculpture and photograph objects. So far I have researched the following ar=sts, Felipe Barbosa, Robert bradford, Bap=ste Debomburg and Tony Cragg. I plan on using objects which are related to to the theme of =me e.g cameras, old fashioned telephones. In this project I am going to experiment with some screen prin=ng and use it as a prac=ce technique.
Experimen=ng with sculptures
This piece of work here is part of my experimenta=on with sculptures process which I got inspired from when l dropped a handful of screws on the ﬂoor and they then landed in an extremely interes=ng shape, I then developed the idea and laid out several screws on a piece of coloured card to create temporary sculpture.
Experimen=ng with sculptures
When experimen=ng with sculptures I created this sculpture by puing various diﬀerent screws on a picture of a rabbit in a magazine. The screws outlined key features on the animal making them stand out which gave them a ‘funny’ look.
Experimen=ng with sculptures
This par=cular piece of work was constructed as an experiment for my ﬁnal piece. To create this piece I inserted approximately 15 screws into a circular ball of clay so the heads of the screws were ﬂush. I then split the ball of clay in directly in half, I then photographed the inside ‘guts’ of each side of the sculpture onto a magazine as pictures above.
Evalua=on of prac=cal work In my ﬁnal major product the main technique I have used is sculpture, the theme I have based my project on is =me, my project relates to =me as it looks like it is changing and evolving over =me. I have used sculptural techniques in order to create a unique shaped piece of clay with random screws protruding. The sculpture is made up of gold tones from the screws in contrast with the metallic grey tone of the clay base which is dull. The sculpture has a smooth texture all over which is due to the clay but transi=ons into a rough texture on top as some of the threads on the screws. The shape of the sculpture is spherical yet it comes out and twists. The next thing I am going to do is make a smaller scaled sculpture made out of the same materials. I also plan to modify the shape and the form slightly.
Prac=cal analysis My ﬁnal piece is all about sculptures. My aim was to make an eﬀec=ve piece of work limi=ng myself to only using basic materials (clay and screws) which I believe I have successfully done. Peers have described this piece of work to visually look like ‘something from outer space’. I have skillfully molded the clay into unique individual shapes to achieve this ‘extra terrestrial look’. I personally believe that the piece looks like a meteor. Using my thumbs I put indents into the clay to make crater looking shapes in my work. The work looks visually balanced as I ﬂaWened to boWom surface to conﬁrm that the piece would not move or wobble. The texture of the piece appears to be smooth yet also rough at the same =me due to the indents in the clay. The tone of the work uses dull colours (grey, silver and gold) however the silver screws and gold screws contrast rather well as they contradict themselves. The meaning behind this work just shows that such a wonderful piece can be constructed out of the most basic materials however the piece of work does not tell a story. I being the ar=st have worked from memory to construct this highly interes=ng piece which I think others will be able to tell.
Photos of prac=cal
Use of materials In my ﬁnal major project I used various diﬀerent sized silver and gold screws and nails which I then stuck in the clay at diﬀerent depths which made other screws s=ck out more than others. This photograph has been taken outside next to a bush to create a natural scenic background. From this image you can get a clear look at the sculpture from a diﬀerent point of view to see the grooves and molds in the clay.
Photos of ﬁnal prac=cal
Final Outcome For my ﬁnal out come I used photographs of my sculpture which I took on top of a light box to create maximum eﬀect. I then printed my photographs onto A3 card then cut the images to an appropriate size and stuck them down onto a piece of black card then ﬁnally stuck them on a wall.