The work on my sketchbook thumbnail!
Going on from my blind drawings...
An artist called Mark Gubb came into our studios to talk to us about our work for the day. We spoke about a lot but on topic... I mentioned Robert Morris and the blind drawings I'd been creating with his influence, and Mark suggested that I could try blind sculptures. This idea had never crossed my mind, and it seems like a really interesting thing to do. Similar to the blind drawings, I can't worry about how it's turning out and what the end result will be because I can't see what I'm doing. It was interesting to try it, as I'd never seen a blind sculpture before.
I didn't really think about what to create with the sculpture, I just felt out the clay and went along with it. I pulled pieces off one place and moulded it back on in another area, and twisted the block around several times so I could work all of the sides and change it's shape as much as possible so it no longer resembled the block it started as.
I really enjoyed doing it, a lot more than I thought I would. It was strange working with clay when I couldn't see what I was doing, but I was surprised when I found it easier to work with than I thought without sight. I didn't accidentally break parts off, or make sections too thin so it collapsed like I thought I would. I think I might buy a couple more blocks of clay and make a few more, as not only was it a new way of working and exploring an idea, they were also really fun to create! Again, sorry for bad quality photographs, I will get round to taking better ones soon! There are also some photographs as I was creating it too. Oh, also a sneak peek (which is in the background) at another piece of work I'll be posting about!
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