It is important in my work that the materials I use are not disguised, and I choose them for the qualities that they already possess. I extend the making process by deconstructing the wood, and then reforming it into a new beam of intricately placed components, allowing myself time to understand the material. This lengthened process of deconstructing the wood allows it to retain its natural appearance, but in a more considered form. It is an engaging object, and forms the essential central point of the construction, that the remaining elements of the sculpture can be built around.
I am interested in formal sculpture, my work revolves around its materials and the process they go through, every material is needed. The form itself is vital for the success of the sculpture, through its relationship with its components and the room. Without the ropes, the beam would fall, without the wood, the ropes would fall.
The sculpture is presented in the form of something where activity is still happening. There is gravity, tension, the ropes pulling simultaneously up and down, the fragility of the beam, and yet the robustness of the final sculpture. It is due to this continuing activity that multiple layers of interpretation are possible.