Monday, 14 May 2012

Tails from the River Bank

This is a sculpture made from Polymer clay. It’s a wall hanging called “Tails from the River Bank” a play on words ‘Tails’ instead of ‘Tales’ - you get the idea haha. I started this piece by wanting to create a ‘bone’ texture from polymer clay; the form of a cross section of a vertebra was perfect to display this. I then wanted to create a skin like texture from polymer, when noticed the cross sectioned vertebra looked similar to a flat fish, like a plaice or a stingray. This inspired me to make an ‘alien’ river creature. The photographs where taken by photographer Rebecca Maggs.
Picture frame size 14 x 11.