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Erosion by Tamsin van Essen

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jul 26, 2012 01:02 AM
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by Tyler last modified Jul 25, 2012

I love the resulting effect of “Erosion” by Tamsin van Essen. What looks to be layered porcelain is skillfully but aggressively sand blasted away leaving a beautiful organic pattern of black and white. This work explores erosion and the disruption of form. Focusing on biological erosion, I wanted to convey the idea of a host being [...]




 

 

I love the resulting effect of “Erosion” by Tamsin van Essen. What looks to be layered porcelain is skillfully but aggressively sand blasted away leaving a beautiful organic pattern of black and white.

This work explores erosion and the disruption of form. Focusing on biological erosion, I wanted to convey the idea of a host being attacked and eaten away by a parasitic virus, highlighting the creeping spread of the infection as it corrupts the body. I have produced a series of angular porcelain forms, sandblasted to wear the surface and reveal inner strata. This aggressive process, contrarily, creates a delicate vulnerability in the shape. The translucency of the porcelain and the interruption of the surface make it possible to glimpse through to layers beneath, creating a tension between the seen and the obscured.

Tamsin van Essen modern sculpture

Tamsin van Essen modern sculpture

Tamsin van Essen modern sculpture

Tamsin van Essen modern sculpture

Tamsin van Essen modern sculpture

Tamsin van Essen modern sculpture

Tamsin van Essen modern sculpture

Tamsin van Essen modern sculpture

http://www.vanessendesign.com


 

 

 
 
 

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