‘Openings 1.0’ (2017)
Polished stainless steel, 2 pac internal surface
The artwork is indicative of natural processes; a reflection of form and sequencing throughout nature that directly connect to scale within the natural world.
‘Openings’ is self-referencing; an entity in its own right. The work expresses unfolding and growth, building a visual sense of nurturing, opening and expansion. It is evocative of the wider natural world from the microscopic to the cosmos. It seeks to evoke a sense of life and living, within the simplicity of a dynamic patterning and replication.
The form and materials including reflective external stainless steel to provide contemplation to the viewer and also reflect the immediate environment.
An exoskeletal elliptical ‘hard’ shell that is reflective on the outside with warm golden internal colouring viewable on the inner. The visual effects of gravity have been incorporated into the form to represent a natural response to the environment. The subtle use of balance within the vertical axis and horizontal planes creates symmetry within the artwork. The form is open ended to allow looking within and through.
The egg like shape and viewable internal surfaces are representative of a cellular level; white blood cells and embryonic cells. It is also indicative of Marine forms; sea anemones, a sea urchin shell, marine invertebrates.