Forming Formed Forms

Introduction

Using a freehand extruding, squeezing process, the silicone is 'drawn' with to build a condensed form to create a greater surface area of contact and compression as the silicone oozes forth and settles on a flat surface. This outcome is exaggerated by the use of purpose built 'formers' to its sides, which are compressed in as a second stage to provide adjacent flat surfaces and add an additional squeeze of the silicone mass into the final form.

The silicone in this 'formed form', because of the density, can take 4-6 weeks to cure before removal.

Slabb: White

Conservation grade silicone (cured unattached) tempered glass, mdf, varnish, Mar 2022

26 x 29 x 29cm

Following on from Slabb: Chinchilla (below), a smaller nozzle to fill roughly the same area of 'slabb' with silicone in a greater initial density.

Again, side formers further squeeze the silicone into the final form, revealed only after curing for 4 weeks, depending on mass.

To present this work, a base with slots for pieces of glass to slide into has been made, allowing for a changing juxtaposition of elements of the work and an interplay with the perceived process past and physical present.

Slabb: Chinchilla

Conservation grade silicone, cured unattached, Jan 2022

13 x 7 x 21cm

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