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Junkyard Graveyard

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Industrially produced structures that have become engulfed by nature over time hold a fascination for me. The engineered structures are aesthetically pleasing in their own right. To see these structures then discarded due to technological advances gives a junkyard a graveyard feel; but it's what happens here that becomes the most exciting part.

 

Isolating individual objects from the junkyard shows how each holds a particular essence of beauty. It seems like a captured moment of time. I see delicate, fragile communities of growth, perfectly formed into an aesthetically pleasing balance of complementary colours, compositions and proportions.

 

I work in a very intuitive and experimental way with the found metal, combining it with the clay to discover new possiblities of form, colour and surface texture.