These photographs are not finished pieces in themselves, however they do shed some light on the physicality of the sculptures of themselves, something that the actual finished photos leave ambiguious. Within these photographs I have played with the texture on the surface of the sculptures themselves rather than the composition of the photographs
I have now completed three paintings based on the photographs I took of the sculptures, these photographs aim to bel representational of the sculptures yet distort the viewer’s impression of what the objects may look like in real life. For example, in the photographs the objects seem much larger in scale and in some instances they look very reminiscent of the skin/body, or even landscapes. This means that the paintings are very abstract, it’s unclear what they could possibly be representing, yet the objects that they contain have a feeling that is slightly human. In terms of skill, I feel that the paintings are okay, they aren’t exactly a showcase for me, but they are still of a quality that is adequate to meet the aims I set myself and the ideas I wanted to evoke.
These paintings (of wildly varying quality) are partly inspired by a Frances Bacon piece “study for a self portrait” which is on display in the National museum of Wales. The abstractions took on a life of their own here and eventually became the drawings which turned into the inspiration for my sculptures.