Closed Curve, 2014
Sculpture – Found materials, beeswax rubbing on paper, Sugru, paint. Printed clip-bound books of drawings
This work stemmed from a photograph of a device for extrapolating the whole circumference of a pot from just a sherd. Made by the Egyptologist Flinders Petrie, the object was confusing. It seemed part calliper, part compass. I reimagined it as a machine that
smeared out possible dimensions from water-soluble drawings. While making these observational drawings, I thought about the cycle of the sherd, from rock, eroded, resettled, ground, filtered, combined, shaped – a bit of a human interlude -smashed, eroded, resettled.
Part of the Manifold exhibition Pots and Possibilities at the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, UCL – the end point of our summer residency.
In situ photographs by Pierrick Mouton