Having recently come across the first drawings that led to the work I am doing now, I was reminded of how I began to establish the idea of the mobile sculptures. It seems an apt time to include here a brief account of this.
In an attempt to see what would happen if I drew the different exercizes in my daily Tai Chi practice, I began by describing them (visually) as a somatic experience. This led to considering how the movements felt, in the still centre, and I explored a way to relate this and then decipher the essential elements of the line, form and colour.
The sculptures are composed of five elements – shape, line, space, connecting points and movement. Each aspect and the interplay between them, are evolving and open up a continuous source of play.
1st drawings in sequence:-
1st cut-out shapes:-