CONTAINMENT FOR THE BODY.  2015

The body is both an instrument for creation and a vessel for thinking and experiencing. Architecture can be considered as a container for the body, but its presence is a trace of thoughts and actions. This approach explores the tension between interior and exterior; a tension which can be found in the built environment and also in the relationships between thought and bodily action.

Using the limitations of sheet materials, I maintain the integrity of the whole surface by distorting its original flatness rather than cutting. The solo engagement with the task provides a degree of difficulty. What is left in the resulting work is a trace of the struggle with the potentially unmanageable quality and quantity of material, this provides the possibility for the form of the work to be discovered. Through this process, I attempt to inhabit the forms themselves, and to varying degrees, they become a kind of architecture for the body.

Containment I - 2015 Aluminium, felt , red oxide 120X80X110
Back to the drawing board - 2015 Ram board, Chalk, Chalkboard paint Dimensions variable (approx 170X60X70)
Photograph James Field, courtesy of Adelaide Central School of Art
2.8 m2 aluminium, folded while wearing steel wool gloves - 2015 Aluminium, 180X120X120
Photograph James Field, courtesy of Adelaide Central School of Art
Containment II - 2015 Aluminium, felt, black oxide 50X50X180cm
Finding through folding V  - 2015 Paper, charcoal 25 x 35 x 20cm
Photograph James Field, courtesy of Adelaide Central School of Art
untitled (wall work installation) - 2015 paper, black oxide
Photograph James Field, courtesy of Adelaide Central School of Art
Photograph James Field, courtesy of Adelaide Central School of Art
The thinking hand I - 2015 Aluminium, felt , red oxide 25X25X25
Photograph James Field, courtesy of Adelaide Central School of Art
Finding through folding III -  2015 Paper, charcoal 25 x 35 x 20cm
1m2 paper, 300 gm chalk - 2015 Paper, Chalk
The thinking hand III - 2015 Aluminium, felt, red pigment 50 X 40 X 50
The thinking hand IV - 2015 Aluminium, felt, red pigment 25 X 50 X 25
Photograph James Field, courtesy of Adelaide Central School of Art
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