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Offline jlees1996

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Flat sculpture made of various materials - need inspiration.
« on: March 23, 2013, 12:03:45 AM GMT GMT »
Ok, I am an amateur artist, specialising mainly in acrylic paintings or graphite pencil fine art. I took art at GCSE level in school and experimented a little with 3d art in the form of mudrock, chicken wire, clay and paper mache to name a few materials. Other than this I have no real experience of sculpture but have this idea.
As a proud Ulsterman, I see the potential in the city of Belfast, which due to the end of the Troubles is now thriving architecturally and artistically, for example the ‘The Big Fish’ ceramic sculpture and the Titanic Belfast building. But what I would like to do is create a flat sculpture roughly 50x60cm, encapsulating the city’s most famous landmarks and architecture in one piece – made from the very materials that they are made from.
As yet I have no design, but would appreciate any ideas as to how I could carry it out, for example what sort of base/canvas would I use, and most importantly do you know of any artists who do something similar or use strange materials on a flat surface .
So far I would need – Portland stone and corroded copper for Belfast city Hall, Anodized aluminium for the Titanic Belfast, red brick and sandstone for Queens University – and more materials which I haven’t yet decided upon.
Thanks.

Offline Thrasym

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Re: Flat sculpture made of various materials - need inspiration.
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2013, 02:47:32 AM GMT GMT »
Sounds like a great project and I wish you the best of luck with it. I don't have much experience in mixed media so I don't have any real advice. But techniques for working with any material should be easily found with a quick web search in your favourite search engine. Whether it's soldering aluminum, carving wood, coroding/forming copper, etc. Same for finding mixed media sculptors/canvas artists/etc.