T1-MMT-P1-Research Surface distortion – various artists

I’ve spent some time going through my archives, gathering some images that speak “surface distortion” to me. All these works have drawn me to them at some point, so it seems a good place to look for inspiration.

Graceful pleats and folds at the Art Gallery of NSW.

Standing Buddha  100s  CE

Standing Buddha
100s CE

Accordion pleats in the headdress
Seen at the Australian Museum. Part of my Aztec research – see Aztec research page

Replica ceremonial vessel of Xilonen (goddess of young corn) Based on an Aztec original of around 1500 Original made from fired clay, pigment

Replica ceremonial vessel of Xilonen (goddess of young corn)
Based on an Aztec original of around 1500
Original made from fired clay, pigment

Crumpled clothes by Annette Messager, seen at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney (MCA). Original post 31-October-2014.

Les Dépouilles Skins 1997

Les Dépouilles
Skins
1997

Accordion pleats chiseled in stone by Chris Bailey. Seen at Sculpture by the Sea (2014) in Sydney. Original post 8 November 2014

Chris Bailey bondi points

Chris Bailey
bondi points

Folding in the mine at Mount Whaleback, Western Australia. Original post 26 August 2014

Mount Whaleback

Mount Whaleback

Ceiling in the ANZAC Memorial in Sydney, design by C. Bruce Dellit. Original post 7 September 2014

ANZAC Memorial in Sydney

ANZAC Memorial in Sydney

Alberto Giacometti’s sculpture in the Art Gallery of NSW (AGNSW). Original post 13 June 2014

Alberto Giacometti Woman of Venice VII [Femme de Venise VII] 1956

Alberto Giacometti
Woman of Venice VII [Femme de Venise VII] 1956

This work by Alwar Balasubramaniam shows plaster crushed by the hands of the artist. At the MCA. Original post as for the previous image, 13 June 2014

Alwar Balasubramaniam Nothing from my hands 2011-12

Alwar Balasubramaniam
Nothing from my hands 2011-12

Crumpled sheets, crumpled bodies, by Lucian Freud, at AGNSW. Original post 6 June 2014

Lucian Freud And the bridegroom 1993

Lucian Freud
And the bridegroom
1993

Beautiful, fluid pleats and folds on the Bowmore Artemis, at the Art Gallery of South Australia. Original post 5 May 2013

The Bowmore Artemis c. 180 AD

The Bowmore Artemis c. 180 AD

Corrugated iron on Cockatoo Island. Original post 24 January 2013
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Paper (2010) by Li Hongbo – a stack of paper carved with an electric saw. Seen at the White Rabbit Gallery in Sydney. Original post 9 November 2012

Paper (2010) by Li Hongbo

Paper (2010) by Li Hongbo

This work by El Anatsui, seen at the MCA as part of the 18th Biennale Sydney, is made from found aluminum (from bottle caps) and wire. Original post 27 August 2012

El Anatsui  Anonymous Creature

El Anatsui Anonymous Creature

Folds are created using double weave in work by a student with Liz Williamson. Original post 14 January 2012

Double weave by a student in a class with Liz Williamson

Double weave by a student in a class with Liz Williamson

Distortions created with waffle weave. My work in a class with Liz Calnan. Original post 8 April 2010
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More with deflected double weave. Original post 25 October 2009
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