Using the idea of turning the bi product, into the work itself, I took some left over concrete that had started to dry, discarded by someone in my group, and used it for the basis of my next piece. i painted this concrete lump bright red and then used a thick gloss to create a permanent wet looking effect. The concrete had completely changed and the original appearance was unrecognizable. I then went to the workshop and found leftover mirror acrylic which I cut and sanded down into a circular plate that my sculpture would be mounted onto. This further distanced the concrete from its original appearance , creating the illusion that the sculpture was suspended in thin air.
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