“To charge an abstract shape with meaning … To make a shape strangely significant, without knowing how, or why it is so.” Henry Moore
Hannah Kaye’s work highlights the essential fluidity and structure of natural forms. Sculptures emerge from an organic process of drawing and experimenting with materials, leading to the creation of ambiguous structures. Drawing and sculpture are strongly interlinked within her practice. Sculptures become an extension of her drawing practice and present themselves as three-dimensional drawings. Works are often informed by the linear structure of trees and fluid structures such as flames and water.
Photographs and drawings with ink are translated into rigid forms resulting in contradictions between the natural forms and the material of construction. Her sculptures are produced with materials such as steel rod, strips of perspex or delicate twists of glass.
Elements of the sculpture’s surface interact through overlapping and layering or by intruding on each other’s space, creating multiple planes of view. Interrupted Plane constructed with welded steel rod covered in black PVC gives the appearance of weight and solidity. Protruding forms jut and interrupt the suggested plane that exists between the exposed lines of the frame.
Kaye disrupts the boundary between internal and external space and unites diverse elements aiming to allow the work to exist, in space, on its own terms.
© Hannah Kaye, 2008