'Fractured Landscapes'

These pieces offer the viewer an incomplete view of a map or landscape. This represents the partial nature of what we notice when we are out in the landscape; we don’t see everything and remember even less.

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'Fractured Landscape 1', 2020
20x20x5cm
Bronze in wood frame

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'Fractured Landscape 2', 2021
20x20x5cm
Bronze in wood frame

These pieces are a development of my experiments casting work which is very thin and only partially fills when pouring the bronze. This gives organic holes through the piece which looks like the landscape is dissolving or decaying.

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'Fractured Landscape 3', 2021
23x23x4cm
Bronze on painted wood

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'Fractured Landscape 4', 2021
23x23x4cm
Bronze on painted wood

The folded map pieces are inspired by the memories of poring over Ordnance Survey maps with my father. Plotting routes through the terrain and measuring the distance (never very reliably!) with the side of a handkerchief. The opening up of a paper map is the opening up of a world of possibilities, an invitation to explore.

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'Fractured Landscape 5', 2021
20x20x5cm
Bronze on historic map in wood frame

These are from the same experimental series used in ‘Journey’, this format offers a different way to display these pieces.

Fractured Landscape 4 side view
Fractured Landscape 4 side view

Fractured Landscape 5 side view
Fractured Landscape 5 side view

Fractured Landscape 4 side view
Fractured Landscape 4 side view

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