Arnold Dobbs
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Sculpture & Assemblages

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Sculpture & Assemblages, 2010

In 2010 my practice began to change to include some long over-due three dimensional work made from found and discarded timber.

The work is not conventional, carved sculpture. They are assemblages and constructions, rudimentary by nature, rustic and deliberately crudely assembled.

Some of these pieces are painted and others polished, giving a variation of surfaces and finishes. Some of the pieces give the appearance of having being dug-up, like archaeological finds, where as others are purely abstract, modernist objects.

I like the idea that pre-existing, discarded timber that has been cut, or shaped for other practical purposes can undergo metamorphosis to form something as completely different as an art object.

I feel this new work complements and relates to my main painting practice over the years.

 
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