FOUNDATION 3D // DN1003 // PROJECT 2 – EN POINTE
Clay and metal wire.
‘Breaking Out’, inspired by ‘Steps in the Street (Devastation – Homelessness – Exile)’ by Martha Graham Dance Company, attempts to convey rigidity, cyclicity and going against the norm. Each of the three stone-like rings represents a different stage in breaking free from the rigid norm.
1: Staying within the lines, with the norm
2: Breaking away from the group presents challenges and punishment
3: Finally breaking free from rigidity but still being held back
The wire tethers all three rings together and presents a physical path for the eye to follow. Unlike the cyclic rings of clay, the wire is linear and has two ends points, thus implying a linear narrative or plot line.
The clay resembles smooth stone and thus implies a heaviness and seriousness to the work in its dull colour and connoted physical weight.
The MDF board is painted black to suit the theme of dread and doom in the dance piece as well as provide a suitable contrast for the ‘stone’ and wire.