Hollow Relief

Monday December 11, 2017


Working with the same 3D digital scan data that produced the Parallel Development sculptures, a robot carved hollow reliefs–or sunken reliefs–from blocks of Portland stone. These hollow reliefs represent the hidden internal spaces that exist within the Parallel Development sculptures, exposing the role of manufacture and the language of sculptural production. The ‘negative shapes' evoke the hidden spaces as potential habitat for invertebrates within the original sculptures; an 'artspace' open to occupation by local wildlife.


These objects aim to play with the idea of depth reversal or reversible perspective to create perceptual consequences when viewed in the public realm. This means that the carved concave surfaces of the stone will appear convex, a playful inversion of image and reference to the internal and external conditions of sculpture, revealed by light and available to perception.


Link to Parallel Development: Hollow Reliefs>>