Richard Sweeney gets inspirations for his work from nature : mounds of snow and clouds are sources of inspiring ideas. Sweeney is currently part of a touring show titled Above the fold. He’ll be showing his work at the Coda Museum in Apeldoorn this summer. What I like about it the most, is that when I look closer and focus on particular parts of these extraordinary sculptures, I see that because they are three-dimensional, each part looks different, depending on the angle I look . Depending if I look at the whole piece or close-up, we perceive it in different way.
I think that these paper sculptures have potential and if developed further, could be applied to something else like furniture, architecture.
Last two weeks with clay workshop gave me some clue about two new materials : clay and plaster. What I like most about workshops at uni? I think it’s the freedom which the teachers give us to expand whatever I’m interested in. Same with design- there are no boundaries, the new designs are more and more surprising and exciting.
In the workshop I started to explore and experiment with the materials and I made a few tiles .
Underneath are a few pictures of my work from yesterday’s workshop:
These two pictures are my first designs for tiles. I made two sets, but made only of the first set. I designed two pieces as one ( the round one ) is he design, and the triangle one plays he role of filling the gap. I imagine tiles as white and sleek, in some futuristic interior.