I am thrilled with the way this has turned out. How exciting! The exposed wire is a pleasing effect and the relationship between the raw surface and the flattened rim celebrated the different qualities the cement has .- (rather reminiscent of Takamatsu’s ‘Oneness’). The exposed wire squares, the cement/collagraph tiles (squares) …… a grammar seems to be emerging within the language of this Shinrin Yoku piece …. not just about ‘squares’ but also the way the ‘mesh’ of the materials is shining through. Thus a decision about how to handle the plaster bandage application to the fabric. It’s not just about a crisper finish (using the brush to ‘paint’ it on and the regularity of the way I have cut the strips but also to allow the mesh of the bandage to reveal itself. In the trial pieces, I smoothed the plaster out.
But, now, I am going to adapt the application to create a meshy effect (below) for the reasons stated above.