Wednesday 24th May, 2017
Unbandaged Paulin, 2017, Paulin, Dirt, Paraffin wax, Microcrystalline wax, Glass wax, Acrylic paint
- After 8 grueling weeks of constant concentration through a regime of documentation, Unbandaged Paulin was finally complete.
- First Impressions / Feelings
-Excitement – Relief – Proud – Intrigue – Questioning
- Having used a wooden board as a support mechanism, (Can be seen to the right) for this journey of completion, I was ready to see the work as a hanging sculpture. (The two photos shown above).
-I wanted to see a visual transformation within the work, by having it hung on my studio wall, for me this would change the perception and dimension, making it become more sculptural.
- Due to the work having a delicate formation, I had to be calculated with not only the handling of the work, but the choice of hanging attachments. I chose to work with 12.5cm Wire nails. The reason for this was:
- 1. – The nail was dense in appearance, meaning it would carry the weight of the work
- 2 – I was hoping it would enable the work to be seen from all angles. As the nail is long in length it would give a certain amount of relief, within the framework of the composition. (The photo on the right just below shows documentation of this).
A few Words, Captions, Themes which I feel connect to Unbandaged Paulin
- The Uncanny
- Materials ( Materiality )
- Objects – Found objects
- Surface layering
- Work ethic ( Intense Labour)
Unbandaged Paulin, 2017 – Close Up Documentation