With Kinetic Landscape I set out to make a piece which on first inspection the audience could appreciate for its sculptural quality. The sliced forms which make up the cabinet are a deliberate attempt to bring familiar structures into the home. I wanted the audience to complete the piece with their own narrative, whether they see an evolving landscape, skeletal forms or the erosion of a cliff face, the familiar forms invite exploration. It’s through this exploration that the audience can discover the functional qualities of the piece. I believe this discovery enhances the audiences connection to the object and that this is the true value of it.
The sculptural forms in this cabinet were realised through creating landscapes, slicing through them and reducing them to their topographical contours. The voids between these three dimensional contours create shadows, bringing the landscape to life and allowing it to evolve as the light source changes or the piece is engaged with.
Each layer is sculpted by hand, revealing the contours of the grain and each piece's individual topographical landscape.
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