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Elements Collage

Steve McPherson

United Kingdom

Collage, Plastic on Aluminium

Size: 40.6 W x 40.6 H x 2.7 D in

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Originally listed for $5,940
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About The Artwork

'Elements' - is more playful and poetical experimentation in developing ideas outside of the purely infographic. The main chemical elements for life, on our planet in our universe, the CHON or CHNOPS chemicals: carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, and nitrogen, (adding Phosphorous, Sulphur to make the six), are represented by circular CPK colours, and move between themselves, are intertwined, and shift from one state to another. Intersecting through the whole - is the human construct element, represented by the red rectangle. This less organic shape cuts through these chemical elements, to suggest our continual impact and pressure on all of those organisms, and constructs we create of the things that we call elements, chemical, earth, universe, sky etc. CPK colouring In chemistry, the CPK colouring is a convention for distinguishing atoms of different chemical elements in molecular models (these are mainly produced in plastics), and the colours I have used in Elements are the most common plastic colours I find on the beach. Black= Carbon White = Hydrogen Blue = Nitrogen Red= Oxygen Orange= Phosphorous Yellow = Sulphur

Details & Dimensions

Collage:Plastic on Aluminium

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:40.6 W x 40.6 H x 2.7 D in

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Since 2007 Steve McPhersons primary source materials have been the discarded plastic objects that wash ashore on his local Kent coast of the UK. While it is impossible to ignore the environmental concerns present in his work, he draws analogies with his practice akin to the role of archaeologist/collector/and paradoxical treasure hunter. It is the alchemical processing of these remnants that he explores within a multidisciplinary practice. Via experimental tests of recycling and re-purposing, he seeks to plunder personal and collective narratives and bring them back to the surface of memory for new consideration. Steve McPherson is an internationally exhibited artist whose practice includes, assemblage, collections, sculptural objects, installation, book works, photography, and sound. These are undertaken in aesthetics born from utility, science, collections, the laboratory and museum. Reflecting his interest in the way that the mundane can move through a transformative state into meaning. ".... Not only do the works highlight the problem of the amount of debris in the sea…. the mysterious, the unusual, the forgotten and lost. But these wreckage pieces these objects symbolise the history of the world up to this point, they are contemporary and future archaeology. They both explain and are unexplained at the same time. Each remnant acts as a conduit between potential, real and imaginary worlds, where personal and cultural memory reside. These are the objects of our lives, this is the material of the technologically advanced." Steve McPherson Julian Hanford’s Plastic Song short film shares Steve’s daily efforts to produce his creations. Plastic Song changes our perception of plastic pollution and will make us think about how we each can take action to reduce our individual and collective waste and protect the natural environment

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