Looking at these pieces now they have been brought together, and comparing them with my first Brancaster, I see that though the early work establishes a ‘continuum’ a ‘part to part’, ‘part to whole’ still exists .What has gone from them is the ‘dominant’ part, the ‘large part ‘.
What I hope is establishing in these four sculptures [ The Stella Series ] , is a range of movement and a greater engagement with space, trying to get the shape of the material to be three dimensional and join all together in a three dimensional way , but, with further looking, promote groups that come together and open back out.
This is a movement I want.
But also, the movement of stretching out into space and relaxing again [ another kind of movement ]. Call it detail, complexity, richness.
We are all at it , in our own way.
It will not come as a surprise to anyone that imbibing a sculpture with some sort of detail/information, anything that can take hold of the eye and mind, makes for a possible human connection. A way in. This pursuit, accompanying Art in general, is thousands of years old. This particularising of space and material is surprisingly, not that old. What has probably held it up as a development for abstract sculpture has been the ‘object’ .
An abstract three dimensional sculpture should have no responsibilities other than the exploration of three dimensions for just its own sake!