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pre-silver - present wax

By  Lorna Johnson 2020

Images curtsey of Beyond Scale gallery

Dimensions
approx. 15cm x 15cm

a waning wax waiting to be lost to be found again as silver; “as wax I am the the shape maker; a material for fingers to play with ideas become solids, I offer malleable possibility I am the pre material, the material before a forfeited material I will be destroyed by the material that will replace me my vanishing act will be complete, I will not to return but until then, I remain unaltered; unsilvered” Sculptural installation - wax & stone Shown at the Beyond Scale gallery - Becoming silver - a before (the Bedale hoard) - Nov - Dec 2020 Beyondscale.Wordpress.com Images curtsey of Beyond Scale gallery Pre silver - present wax, looks to preserve (for a time) the materials that are used and lost in processes that make other materials materialise. These pre-materials play an important role for both maker and end material. Through the shape and the decoration they work with the maker to mark out the final materials’ potentiality. For many silver forms, wax has once been and now is their invisible skeleton.

Images curtsey of Beyond Scale gallery

Images curtsey of Beyond Scale gallery

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