The piece for Encounters AOH is a about memories of living on Kemptown seafront. It will feature architectural and other detail of the street scene there. I will be making a large sphere – similar to the ones shown in my previous work. It will be covered in pure white hand-cut porcelain mosaic, with the grout lines taking centre stage, forming the design as a line drawing. The mosaic tiles are the ‘space inbetween’. This is reversal from conventional tiling and mosaic work, where the grout acts merely as a filler. It is also the first piece for me without colour. I wanted to strip away everything that I normally work with, and celebrate the elements of grout and bare tile that I tend to take for granted.
I will be posting pictures of the work in progress here