SCULPTURE ― MY ART IN 3D
I have often used the term “sculpture” when describing my paintings. I always wondered how my work might transform from a two-dimensional painting to a 3D sculpture. There is a stillness in my paintings that I did not envision in a sculpture. I’m not exactly sure where the idea of an interactive piece came from but in nature there is a balance and I wanted the sculpture to echo that; as well it invites the viewer to be involved physically with the piece.
Bronze seemed like a natural material to use. It’s history and weight are significant. My artist friend Michael Abraham helped me to source the wax clay material from which the mold would be made.
I enjoyed the sculpting process. I have a long history with copper plate etching and I found sculpting and etching to be similar; both required almost the same tools and both got me out of my painting studio. The process caused me to think differently and work collaboratively; one with the master printmaker and the other with the foundry.
I can see the next sculpture in my mind. Finding a new material to match my vision will be the fun part.
Ross Penhall Sculpture: My Art in 3D