Zolemba - Alexandra Harley
Artist: Alexandra Harley
Dimensions: 49 x 93 x 46 cm
Material: Painted wood
Small cross section logs have been cut with a bandsaw, not with straight geometric and rather harsh lines, but using an organic and gentler line, less regimented and often deliberately off kilter. This method reveals the internal make-up of the wood: the rings, grain, colour, and form. The ‘planks’ made are separated, re-positioned back together, not necessarily in their original position with the wonky cuts meaning the boards do not fit tightly and there are visible and significant clefts in the structure. This method of construction allows forms to be created across the sculpture with an openness that would be impossible using one piece of wood. Ensuring that the component parts of the sculpture are correctly positioned and held in the right place from all angles is crucial to the spatial relationships that are formed across the sculpture.
Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize Sculpture Winner 2021