I've been working with the same concept used in my Architectural Frieze collections but this time creating stand-alone wall sculptures rather than long friezes - though still indenting the imagery to the surface.
To create the motifs I've made silicone and latex moulds by direct casting from real life objects
This was a real acorn leaf and mini crab apples - plus a 'bunch of cherries' fridge magnet!
Composition is all!! It took me nearly 2 hours to arrange the shapes to my satisfaction. Although a great deal of conscious thought and instinct goes into framing a composition, the idea is for it to look as if those shapes effortlessly came to rest like that
The composition looked dull and predictable until I placed the pear on the bottom edge.
In my friezes I always strive for a feeling of movement and I also like to create tension by 'hanging' shapes off each other.
The idea of mixing up all kinds of different imagery really came from the large public sculpture commission I did for St Davids 2 shopping centre in Cardiff (Wales). Some of these motifs come from the development work I did for that sculpture. I like the unpredictability of unlikely juxtaposition of imagery and that's the idea that I plan to develop in this series of work.
The individual wall sculptures measure approx 40 x 20cms. Of course they can also be repeated to create a longer frieze .
These are other posts about the development of my architectural friezes:
Developing friezes for Cardiff public sculpture commission
Swag Drape Frieze