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Artist's StatementRecently I have worked with the idea of Crossed Letters. At the beginning of the postal system people would write in one direction then turn the paper and write across their words in order to save paper and postage. I have continued to turn my work until you can only read the occasional word. Many of my recent works include quotes from famous people about climate change.... it seems appropriate when some of the world doesn't listen to the advice on limiting global warming that you cannot easily read these quotes!
During the lockdowns I worked at home on a series of small ceramic sculptures. These small pieces fit in your hand and are intended to be touched and enjoyed. They have been fired at Cambridge Artworks.
I love the process of making bronze - making work in the same way that artists have worked for thousands of years!I have a fascination with process and the road that a new artwork takes towards completion. My bronze sculptures show a flash of a face, drawn with a zig zag of metal.
I view my paintings as sculptures on the wall. Strong gestures give the depth and vigour of mark making to my paintings. I begin with pigment and oil, grinding the pigment with the oil before adding wax and setting into the blocks that are used to make these highly textured pieces.
Art Materialsoils, canvas, earthenware
Sue Law's Portfolios
I love the process of making bronze - making work in the same way that artists have worked for thousands of years!
My bronze portraits feature a zig zag of a face, allowing the viewer to fill in the voids.
My bronzes begin with photographs of the model, next I take a cast of the subject. I use hot wax directly into the new mould to make the piece that goes to the foundry. I work closely with the foundry and finish the pieces there before mounting them on plinths back in the studio.
Just before Lockdown I had the idea of making
sculptures that visitors to an exhibition could touch. I am sure that you, like myself, often long to be able to touch the work in an exhibition -but for many good reasons that is not possible. I wanted to build an exhibition of Haptic Sculptures that could be touched!
During lockdown our studios were closed for several months and I found a small space at home where I could work and began to make small sculptures in ceramics that, when fired could be touched (and washed if necessary!)
My exploration into wall based work has developed into a series of highly textured drawings and paintings. These works are made with my own mix of pigment, oil and wax. They have evolved from a desire to make sculpture for the wall
For my highly textured paintings I begin with pigment and oil, grinding the pigment with the oil before adding wax and setting into the blocks that are used to make these pieces.
I find working with plaster to be very rewarding, using moulds I can make varied and exciting work.
At the beginning of the postage system people would write letters as we normally would then turn the paper and write across the words. This was to save on expensive paper and postage. I found this interesting and decided to try this and to continue to turn the writing several times until it is only possible to read the occasional word.
My writings on my crossed letter works contain quotes by famous people.
My small fragments of faces can be hung on the wall.
My interactive sculptures were inspired by Franz West's 'Adaptives'. These pieces are made for visitors to an exhibitions to interact with, sculptures for play!