Hesitation on the threshold of destiny

1. Photo-Fictions:

The work photographed to give the (false) impression of movement

Blurred photo of 'On the threshold of destiny' a ceramic installation comprised of six ceramic objects linked together with three strands of bright red cord.

The main ceramic elements in this installation consist of two forms, an organic one and a more geometric one. The glazing is expressionistic with three oxide rich glazes and slips overlapping to create dark and metallic areas in a free flowing, barely controlled way.

Blurred photo of 'On the threshold of destiny' a ceramic installation comprised of six ceramic objects linked together with three strands of bright red cord.

The individual sculptures are either free hanging or fit onto part of the room in which they are installed, one element fixes to a recycled up-ended cupboard unit deployed as both plinth and three dimensional frame.

Another sits on the floor and fixed onto the skirting board. The one above is suspended from two other units near the ceiling.

Blurred photo of 'On the threshold of destiny' a ceramic installation comprised of six ceramic objects linked together with three strands of bright red cord.

I have recorded and dramatised the work in three ways, ‘documentary’ photographs, fictionalised (blurred) flash photographs and video. Through these recording methods the work has taken on a new role as a subject. The actual work has now been dismantled but it has left a trail of visual media which re-creates the real event and makes into something new and different. It is as if the work has grown its own crust of mythology.

Space Exploration: phase1 - Hesitation on the threshold of destiny. One ceramic unit in a series linked with red polyester cord forming a mixed media installation.

Space Exploration: phase1 - Hesitation on the threshold of destiny

2. Documentary:

The work photographed to enable an understanding of its structure

Photo of 'On the threshold of destiny' a ceramic installation of six ceramic compositions linked together with three strands of bright red cord.

Photo of 'On the threshold of destiny' a ceramic installation of six ceramic compositions linked together with three strands of bright red cord.

Photo of 'On the threshold of destiny' a ceramic installation of six ceramic compositions linked together with three strands of bright red cord.

Space Exploration: phase1 - Hesitation on the threshold of destiny. One ceramic unit in a series linked with red polyester cord forming a mixed media installation.

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