I was always interested in exploring how to mimic or represent water in my artworks through paintings and now I will be exploring that concept by making a large scale metal sculpture. I want to achieve making a sculpture out of metal to represent body of water. I chose metal as a medium of choice because of the reflectiveness the material has when the metal is buffed and how you can manipulate the shape.
The research that I have been doing is looking at pictures of bodies of water in books and media. Since I can remember throughout my studies in school, water was always the center of civilizations, water is an element that makes life thrive; however, water can also be destructive and powerful to take people’s lives like the typhoon that killed thousands in the Philippines last week.
I was able to learn how to work with metal in my Sculpture 1. I now have the knowledge of how to cut and weld metal. I will find out from either Chris (who works at the sculpture studio) or my sculpture professor Kyoon about where I can get metal sheets and the cost of it. I will be making my metal sculpture at the sculpture studio.
I am going to make the metal sculpture large in scale and long in length. Once I get my metal sheets I will outline them, cut the metal sheets, then buff the cut outs to have a reflective look to the metal pieces, and then bend it by physically bending them myself and also hammering. For transportation purposes I will have the pieces in separate sections. I will display the metal sculpture at the Art Lab for critique.
I had made a cardboard maquette of how it will look like. Cardboard and metal are obviously different so when I do make the metal sculpture it will have more bends and movement then flat.