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Jo Chapman
connected#8

Date 2020

Size w16cm x d16cm x h20cm

Materials Wax, card, aluminium, oak

The sculpture draws references from the natural and industrial, it alludes to themes of home, balance, connection and dependency. A conversation between the small architectural forms are both intimate and could also be monolithic.

This series of small handmade sculptures are a natural progression from the maquettes that I make for my large-scale public works. This can be the most creative part, playing with forms and ideas, being experimental and manipulating the materials into the structures. It is a responsive and intuitive way of working in contrast to the commitment of time, thought and process involved in fabricating a large finished artwork in steel or bronze.

The use of low-tech materials is also a response to the events of this 2020 utilising the materials I had to hand in the studio and recycling packaging that came with increased deliveries. Home has now become the workplace for many people so these small works are to bring art into the home instead of the urban landscape.