Nathanael, Age 17

  • Sculpture
  • Wood and slate
  • 145(w) 410(h) 760(d) mm

Segmented sycamore and slate sculpture. I love the process of cutting the wood into small segments and re-joining them to create something new. The internal beauty of the wood is revealed when it is sanded and finished. This is the first time I have used slate in my work. I didn't want it to be a stand for the wood so I made it a part of the sculpture with its polished sides and raw, unfinished ends. The pale, smooth wood and the dark, jagged slate create a sharp contrast.