Thursday, November 11, 2010

The power of fragments

Living in a rural, coastal village I often walk and forage along unpaved roads and beaches. Pieces of broken and forgotten objects catch my attention and evoke further investigation into their origins and use value as a material. I analyse them in terms of manipulation, for example earlier this year I found fragments of plastic fencing and garden mesh on the beach and while rummaging through a white elephant stall started a collection of old wooden bowls, both inspiring structural materials that I currently use.