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Week 8 Crit. Presentation 22/11/2021 

Light Forms

2021

Glazed ceramics.

Made from the light captured in each location, a HDR 360° photo has been manipulated to create a three dimensional form.

 

The intensity of the light is used to create the main shape. The light that is strongest, such as through a window, pulls the shape in that direction. The texture on the surface creates a recognisable image which is also extruded in the 3D software.

 

“The longevity of a photo has always been an issue. Turning a photo into ceramic form gives a new way to preserve a photo. Using this convergence of technologies is exciting to me. Mixing the old with the new gives an interesting feel.”

 

Tea Cup & Spoon -  Tea room, Bath 

Cast in white bone china and white gloss glazed, as commonly used in the manufacture of tea cups. The 360° camera is positioned at 2 different heights on the table; low for the spoon form and higher for the cup.

 

Window  - Lacock Abbey, home of Fox Talbot

Slip cast and then glazed, the silver finish nods to the silver nitrate used in Fox Talbot’s printing process. 

 

Gallery  - Holburne Museum

The metallic gold glaze looks as if it has been gilded, referencing the ornate frames in that location.

 

Tyne Bridge  - Newcastle

“In capturing the Newcastle form I waited for the scene to happen and as if I’d staged it two women on their way out for a drink walked in to shot.”

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Playing God

2021

Resin, steel and oak

With this piece ‘Playing God’ you choose to burn or not to burn tiny people, or make them look bigger or smaller. A powerful tungsten light (an indoor sun) allows you to play with the power of light. The conjoined lens incorporates both a magnifying (convex) and a reducing (concave) lens. Like a God you can destroy the little people by focusing the light, as a small child might burn ants with a magnifying glass.

 

Every day we choose to create or destroy, dismiss or big-up, to ignore or engage.

In a way we are all Gods with the power to change the world. e.g. The choice of a non-meat based meal, to help slow global warming.

 

This lens has been computer modelled and then 3D printed in clear resin. Mounting it in a steel ring with a turned oak handle gives it a hand-made aesthetic, even though it’s using new tech.