From woodpile to would be work of art

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When I arrived home from Warrnambool a barrow load of log off cuts, destined for the wood pile, sat in the garage. The beautiful shell of a stump caught my eye. I commandeered it for my work bench.  There it sits, the perfect partner for some beach detritus, a well worn piece of curved plastic, picked up a couple of years ago.

At the time, I laid out a mosaic design to fit the shape, with the intention of making a garden platter. Somehow the idea of a platter didn’t quite gel. I’ve gone through many permutations; having form upright as a sculpture, making pottery feet, and experimenting with various items as a base.

My challenge now is to work out how to put it all together. It is always the construction phase that holds me back from doing three dimensional pieces.

Categorized as Inspiration

By Jude Tulloch

An outsider contemporary artist, I revel in exploring ideas through visual mediums and pushing the boundaries of my creative practice. In life, I strive for balance, by caring for the earth, practicing Tai Chi and learning about the world through travel.

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