ARC I

(Figurative and Abstract Sculpture)

Description

The sculpture was commissioned by Medway Council with Art Council support for the Fuse Festival at Rochester Cathedral. The sculpture was partly inspired by the Night & Day marble figures in the Nave of the Cathedral. The figure was initially modelled in clay from which I made plaster waste moulds. I cast the moulds with iron resin then chipped away the plaster to reveal the resin cast. The sphere, on which the figure stands, was cast into a hot pour rubber mould in four sections then joined together. The wings are welded in 10mm rod steel using a planar construction. The wing forms draw inspiration from early aircraft design. The two formalised abstract elements, the sphere and wings are combined with a modelled figure. Arc I has subsequently been exhibited at Burghley House, Doddington Hall, Mottisfont Abbey and the Botanic Gardens in Leicester.

Material

Resin and Steel.

Dimensions

H 300, W 188, D 65cm.

Royal Society of Sculptors