'Sculpture Concept Illustrations'

2018

The aesthetics of Studley's sculptural works are often influenced by organic forms and shapes found in nature. Prior to the creation of such sculptures, the artist envisages their desired appearance through the fabrication of detailed drawings and illustrations. This allows the artist to explore ways in which the piece intends to effect the audience, as well as the concept the work aims to convey. 

 

Each part of the thought and experimentation process is considered a part of the finished artwork. These illustrations document a new project exploring the line between beauty and grotesqueness in nature. 

'Tremella foliacea'
2018

 

Tremella foliacea. 2018. Fineliner and watercolour pencil on Cartridge Paper. {21 x 30cm]

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This concept sketch explores the possibilities of display for the wax clusters. The desired presentation of these forms would involve hanging several of different sizes to fill an exhibition or outdoor space. The purpose of this intends to give the audience an immersive feeling as though they are surrounded by these unusual organic beings which can be considered beautiful but also quite alien and unfamiliar. The work is inspired by extraordinary forms found in nature.

'Podoscypha Multizona'

2018 

Podoscypha Multizona. 2018. Fineliner on Cartridge Paper. [21 x 30 cm].

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The work reflects the continuous and relentless growth of fungi organisms, also suggested by the works title: Podoscypha multizona. The aesthetic of such organisms is often judged by those observing as either beautiful or grotesque, demonstrating the subjectivity of the human eye towards nature. This idea is decontextualised and simplified to present the audience with an abstract formation, that only hints to it's original natural form.

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