Wednesday, 27 July 2011

This is a piece that I created during my last semester of third year. It comprises of casts that I created using offcuts of wood that I engraved using the CAD/CAM machine. The varying colours were achieved by mixing a variety of aggregates to plaster such as sand, recycled glass and layering compound. The aim behind the piece was to create a fractured memorial walkway encompassing the lives of the people that were born, had lived or died in the Leeds area. This is because the embossed memorial script was selected specifically from existing gravestones that stand in St Georges Field within the Leeds University campus.
By displaying the piece in fractured pieces shows how our memories are often distorted over time and the fragility of issues such as time and memory, things we often take for granted.

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