April Brooch: Laminate, wood, silver and oxidised silver. 65mm x 65mm x 15mm.
My initial plan this month was to loosen up a bit! I always make pieces that have a very high finish, are neat and tidy and very detailed and I decided to challenge myself to create a piece that was a bit freer. I chose the artist Cy Twombly as my inspiration because his style is quite free with lots of scribbles and scrawled text in his work. After initial drawings, scribbles and painting on paper I started to trace my mark making and cut out shapes in laminate, then I moved on to drawing with wire and finally I came back round to my usual style! It has taken a lot of routes and some frustration to get to a finished piece I’m happy with. I really like the inlay into laminate and the height on the front so these are two new elements in particular that I’ll take forward into future work. (Sold)