Island Small Bronze from 2012.
“Island” is part of a series of small bronze sculptures that juxtapose opposing perspectives within a single form. Casts of rock surfaces taken from rock formations along the north Antrim coast where I live, provide the solid structure that supports the small buildings on the surface. The fissures and lines of the rocks in Island are transformed into massive headlands through the juxtaposition of opposing scales, the cracks of the rock patterns in Mantle become field boundaries. The rock castings play with an aerial perspective that is combined with a traditional linear perspective to create landscape sculptures that explore a sense of place. This piece was inspired by visits to Tory Island and the experience of the small East Village sheltering below the vast Atlantic cliff edge.
45 x 45 x 10