Blue Decay
Polished steel, brush-marked blued steel. 75cm. 2003

Brush-marking the surface of the steel is fast becoming something of a current favourite.... Here I was able to make concentric marks that give a strong sense of broken regularity, emphasising the impression that the blued 'skin' is somehow decaying, leaving the shiny 'bones' to emerge.

It's also interesting to be able to bring more attention to surfaces. I have often used surfaces as a way of enclosing features, locating them; like a context for events. By marking the surface and making it more of a feature in itself I can make more of an interaction between structural form and surface; like giving extra weight to the context of events. In this way there is a new communication between the surfaces and the structures in them.