New body of work made of Rammed Earth

I have been developing a new body of work using rammed earth:

Earth Time and Disruption, Rammed Earth, 2017

The works started as wax maquettes:

Which were then scaled up

Form work was made of plywood

Earth Time Form work

Layers are colour coded

Layer plan on form work

The first completed sculpture was Earth Time:

Earth Time Earth Time

 

I then experimented with adding Iron Oxide Pigment to give a red colour

Iron Oxide

And more complex formwork

Formwork

Disruption

Disruption

I discovered the form work and baking paper on the bottom of the sculptures had amazing traces of earth left on them:

 

Traces of earth on the form work

My studio was full of earth

More works followed which investigated rotating the layers relative to the horizontal and the relationship between the form work and the sculpture.

Cardboard maquette making

 

Cline Limb

Cline Limb Cline Limb

Make Cline

Make Cline

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