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In creating this soft sculpture I enjoyed the thought that I was making a copy of the tool I was also using to put it together! Also I was interested in translating a hard material into a soft one! The idea was inspired by the late work of Matisse: he used a scissors to create his paper cutout artworks in the latter part of his life. Matisse's illness prevented him from continuing with the technique of painting. He described his method as “painting with scissors.” It is also inspired by the work of Claes Oldenburg. It has been made from strong cotton stuffed with fibre and overlaid with lighter recycled Indian cotton pieces cut and stitched into a patchwork design. One or both of the handles act the hanging device, depending on how one wants it to appear: either "jaunty" or straight. It has been coated with a non-toxic, eco-friendly spray in order to maintain it. It is signed and dated on the reverse.
Sculpture:Fabric on Soft (Yarn, Cotton, Fabric)
Size:22 W x 37 H x 2 D in
Ready to Hang:Not applicable
Packaging:Ships in a Box
Delivery Time:Typically 5-7 business days for domestic shipments, 10-14 business days for international shipments.
Handling:Ships in a box. Artists are responsible for packaging and adhering to Saatchi Art’s packaging guidelines.
Ships From:United Kingdom.
Customs:Shipments from United Kingdom may experience delays due to country's regulations for exporting valuable artworks.
I look for the potential decorative aspects contained in the the subject I wish to paint. Then it is about the process of creating an artist's viewpoint, rather than realism itself. This involves the elements of shape, thinking in terms of an overall pattern and then creating a pleasant mood through choosing colour(s). The aim is simply to enjoy the process of creating and hopefully another viewer of the artwork will have an enjoyable experience also. I think the best interpretation of what I attempt to produce is contained in a quotation from Matisse: “What I dream of is an art of balance, of purity and serenity devoid of troubling or depressing subject matter - a soothing, calming influence on the mind, rather like a good armchair which provides relaxation from physical fatigue.”
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