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THE EXPLODED FIELD RESEARCH

 

USE OF A PLYNTH-

It was interesting to hear, in the PowerPoint lecture at the beginning of our sculpture classes this week, about the use of plinths and elevation in terms of sculpture, and how this can completely alter the reception and perception of a piece of work. Although it had been something I had thought about before when looking at sculpture work, to hear it being discussed really made me appreciate it as a decision made by an artist and examine the effect on the viewer. A plinth separates the work from the rest of the world, on the floor a sculpture feels a part of it. Such a small and simple action can completely change an artists work. In terms of my own sculpture, I feel as though it worked well with no elevation, however in order to allow the plaster element to try I chose to keep it on its base.

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