No Letting Go, 2020

Two casts are tied together with found thread; two bodies relate to each other.

The cast developed from a 3D scan of a dried leaf that I picked for an initial 3D scan test in 2015.  Scanning something as thin as a leaf proved to be very difficult. A 3D scanner can scan an object, but it struggles to scan a wafer-thin leaf, a three-dimensional surface without volume. This lack of volume caused glitches when we assembled the 3D scans into one file. Suddenly ‚false’ volume created an object that had not existed before.
Ben printed the file in several sections but hadn’t glued on the last element when I collected it. During my residency at the Scottish Sculpture Workshop in 2015, I moulded the 3D print with one section missing before investing waxes for bronze and aluminium casts. In 2020, I added the white Jesmonite cast and the slate base.

No Letting Go was on display at Contemporary Sculpture Fulmer 2020 and 2021.

Aluminium, Jesmonite, thread, lead, Scottish slate
70 x 15 x 11 cm

Photos @Katrin Hanusch

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