Melanie Deegan Sculpture Melanie Deegan - Sculpture
The ability to capture movement in any form of art has always interested me and this has been a strong influence in many of the sculptures I create. The challenge is not just to suggest the action of an animal or figure in motion but also to give them a sense of purpose, to try and understand how it feels to be there.
I work predominantly with Jesmonite, an acrylic resin to which I add colours and different fibres to give an interesting variety textures. Ideas for sculptures come from many sources and I use a library of images to help provide inspiration and detail.
Most sculptures begin with a wire or steel frame, this is essentially the drawing process and allows the proportions, position and bone structure to be determined. Onto this the layers are built up almost as if adding muscles and soft tissue to the piece. The layers consist of Jesmonite and other materials, these will vary as the sculpture develops to achieve different effects. This part of the procedure is not entirely precise and adds an interesting dimension to the creative process.
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Art at Blackmore - 25th February to 4th March 10.30am to 5pm Daily Gallery 4 Art are fortunate to be invited for the second year running to use ...
We still have space for outdoor work at this years Binham Grange Summer Exhibition in August. The Grange offers a variety of settings in the formal ga...