Project Elle Ford
Life Cycle: About The Works
The source material and resulting images and sculptures in my Life Cycle installation portray the full developmental lifecycle of my work and in doing so, to demonstrate how new creations emerge from the remnants of the old.
The challenge of the experimental creative process is to define the point at which an identity for the work has been reached, and importantly to know when to stop. “Art has no beginning or end because it is a continuous journey,” (La Saga) It’s about revealing, making transparent the elements of experience, influence, practice and interconnections and identifying, capturing a key point (punctum) in the creative journey in a way that aims to provoke an emotional response in the spectator.
This is the first series of purely charcoal based paintings. Some of the work represents the temporary nature of being, and a fragility that can be destroyed with a single touch.
Table with Carbonised Object
In reflecting the Life Cycle theme in my work, all of the pieces displayed are in various stages of deterioration, so that in time, all will fall apart and transcend into another state of being.
The Road You Choose
This work was produced from collecting the ashes over a six day period from a local shisha cafe.
The work symbolizes the elusive nature of life and our attempt to hold on something that is slipping away. The wire wrapped sculptures are created through carbonization of objects.