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Artist Influences and Research Studio 4

Tony Smith

Tiny Smith began his career through Minimalism, working with architecture and painting. His work soon turned to monolithic, system-based sculpture that was based on intuition. Throughout his work is an interest in repetition and multiplication of the visual and physical world. Smith was not constrained by the boundaries of medium, which was seen through his […]

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Artist Influences and Research Studio 4

Marie Lund

The sculptor Marie Lund works with stone and metal work to create intimate, self-contained works that involve some of the every day. The works often frame a number of temporal and material concerns due to their hanging, leaning or swinging composition. Working between the lines of beauty and dysfunction (as well as function), Lund deals […]

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Professional Experience

I Am, We Are, Different By Design

I Am, We Are, Different By Design is a student-led Zine project in the School of Arts and Communication Design at the University of Reading, based on the topic of diversity. I Am Not The Label You Give Me featured as a double-page spread within this zine. All 20 photographs featured in this, as well as a […]

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Assessment Final Exhibition Studio 3

Artist Statement

Levels is a photograph and photogram double triptych of stairs hanging in a sandwich of Perspex. These stairs are either made or found by Abraham, exploring the everyday in the conversation between photographic and sculptural techniques. Both triptychs’ use repetition in their formal structure, physically playing with the interpretation that is available to the viewer. […]

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Assessment Final Exhibition Studio 3

Levels

Levels is a double triptych of Perspex-sandwiched staircase-based photographs and photograms. This piece is one of many that communicates the conversation that I am growing upon – one that looks at the line drawn between sculpture and photography, and where these boundaries are blurred.  There was some hassle with the final piece as the Perspex […]

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Assessment Final Exhibition Studio 3

Between Week 8 Exhibition and Final Exhibition

Between the Week 8 Exhibition and the Final Exhibition, my ideas and practice further changed to include more experimentation with light within the mediums of photography and sculpture. Through the use of new matchstick designs, I continued to play with the aspect of reality, but I felt as though I wanted photography to play a […]

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Studio 3

Week 2: Final Display Practice

During the exhibition committee’s meeting, we decided that I would be on the beams within the main studio space with natural light behind my pieces. I decided on two triptych’s that face each other to have a conversation between the photographic and sculptural elements that are being hinted at. The final display would use 1.5mm […]

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Studio 3

Summer Week 1: Final Display Planning

Over Easter, I originally designed four different layouts for the final, summative exhibition. I based a lot of this on the Week 8 exhibition where I found the circles and continuation of the stairs off of the piece to be very successful. These original designs were very full on, taking into account everything that I […]

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Studio 3

Easter 4: Shadow Stairs and Photographs

Building up from the feedback and ideas from the week 8 exhibition, I wanted to explore the use of the light against the stairs and projections of the corresponding, or similar photographs that I had previously taken. I was also planning to use plinths around the department to create a blocked sculpture, however I could […]

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Studio 3

Easter 3: Cutting Photographic Prints

I wanted to further investigate the impact of cutting prints of photographs that I had taken after initially producing a small number of these. I wanted to go larger too, to see if this impacted the experience of the viewer from these empty spaces, determining what the stairs looked like, or the environment that they […]