A ceramic work that is part of a series about getting bogged and stuck in the Simpson Desert for 11 days, 3-13 September 2010. Alasdair Macfarlane drove over 12 kilos of Keane’s Stoneware33 clay wrapped in gladwrap.
I let the clay dry for 2 weeks, then bisque fired, circa 1,000 degreesC. Painted 3x glazes – Satin Black, Copper Red and Chun. Finally, Petra Svoboda, COFA ceramics, reduction fired the work in a gas kiln for 10 hours, circa 1280 degreesC. Big thanks to COFA ceramic lecturers, Jacqueline Clayton and Julie Bartholomew, for advice and help on how to realise the work.
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This image is part of my Optika Series of experiments with colour. This work involves the film lighting filters red and green.
Amazing work! A cube mirrored inside and outside with 3 circles cut into each side… reflecting the outside world….. looking through one of the holes, into an infinity of dots
My concept plan for the installation Beneath Horizons includes a mirrored ceiling. In this photo, I am standing at the bottom right of the frame, looking up at myself.