The year has begun with me experimenting with another sculptural avenue. I acquired some colourful anodized aluminum sheets, thin enough to cut by hand and gently bend by hand. Expanding on my wire work where I added some splash of colour, I moved quickly into small sculptures entirely made from the aluminum. The first few attempts were failures due to my lack of cutting skills but I feel that I am now mastering better control and have a diamond file to smooth out imperfections.
I'm still interested in expressing movement, freezing it as it is seen in a fleeting moment. In the case of the work with flat surfaces, I'm feeling that these look very much like dancers. Sometimes a single dancer and sometimes a couple synchronized in their motion.
I also discovered that some of my impromptu sketchbook work is also reflecting lines and shapes in motion.
I am preoccupied by the intuitive journey that paint takes me on with its colour and texture when working with layers that can be revealed through scratching back, rubbing away or lifting, to bring back the history of the previous layers.
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