Drawing from a number of influences and ideas, Square bar, painted exists as a clear display of process and artistic development.
Distinct lines and an undercurrent of geometric form allude to early 20th century movements such as Constructivism and Cubism, while the use of line as a means of dividing and manipulating space displays obvious influence by the sculptural works of Caro, Smith and early Picasso. The continuing relevance of these concepts are seen throughout the contemporary art world.
The piece exhibited presents a disordered form, welded, cut, ground down and reassembled, in this way it is a step in the continual process towards personal satisfaction and potential finality. The rework-able nature of steel provides endless sculptural possibilities and opportunity for growth.
Square bar, painted is a frozen moment in an unfolding practice.