Black Ion Pinch : Perspex, french enamel, lead splashes, silver powder, fixtures : 100 x 25 x 8 cms overall : 2008
This is a four layer inclined perspex sandwich. Layer 3 is perspex painted with silver powder from a string under tension. Layer 2 has large horizontal and oblique dynamic lead solder splashes that interact one from another.
The piece has a z-pinched 'waist' in the centre to which the painted layer and solder splashes respond. Oblique circles of silver pink dots extend the piece visually into a cylinder which is echoed in the curves at each end. The solder splashes rotate upwards (right) and downwards (left) as if around an invisible origin. The evaporation ring elements in this piece are drawn out into brush-strokes as is the gravitational pseudo-force is traveling the length of the event. Longitudinal silver splashes stretch like a stave across the piece and are generated by plucking a silver / shellac soaked string against this layer.
Details below :
Note : In these images the solder splashes appear dark - they are in fact very shiny.
This is due to the need to reduce reflections in the perspex during photography.