Working in both mediums of plaster and resin, I have brought together both to make up this piece.
The beauty of our earth, oceans and reefs has inspired me to work these wonders into art.
I handcast the plaster horse head and painted it a rich bronze and embelished it with gold leaf along with acrylics, over a crackle medium & graphite mica flakes and vermiculite on the slate. High quality resin was built up in layers with acrylics, shimmer pigments and gold leaf within them. These are then fused together using my blowtorch and it is this that creates the complexity of textures and various dimensions of the colours. Each layer requires 24 to 48 hours to cure before the next is applied, so some pieces can take several days.
I love the depth and sumptuous richness of the various shades of creams & golds that flow through this piece. The resin is highly reflective so when the light catches it, it becomes almost luminescent as the fusion of colours and shimmer pigments shine through creating a most stunning, almost 3 dimensional effect. It also changes according to the type of light and time of day.. A piece that seems to constantly change and will be a stunning addition to any room.
I hope you enjoy seeing just a small part of the process!
Please note that as each one is individually made it will be slightly different, however I think this adds to it's uniqueness!
60 x 60cm. Plaster and Resin on slate.
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