Process and Manipulation

In the book ‘Richard Deacon’ the artist quotes “The notion that how you do something had relevance to the thing that you do was a very early part of my work”. The process of making and creating playing a huge part in his work. This is something I have been thinking about – how the act of forming shapes out of materials and manipulating them changes the way I see a piece of art. It could be just a finished product of a process, rather than a carefully planned out sculpture.

“The problematic is to try and make sculpture that is parasitic upon the perception of the host rather than sculpture that is in and of the world.” This quote is powerful in explaining the way in which he works, his sculptures having great mass and seeming completely independent in their environment, as if out of place, yet demand attention.

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s