Broomhill National Sculpture Prize 2019
Proposal and completion of site sculpture at the Broomhill Sculpture Park in Devon, part of the Broomhill National Sculpture Prize 2019 with creation of promotional materials to campaign for the sculptures votes.
“PAUL explores how we individually decode spatial information, revealing new uses and affordances when these are distorted. I am fascinated by the idea of visual communication, how a door handle or hook directly communicates that it must be pulled or used to hang something through its negative space and by being human scaled. My work distorts these two properties, enlarging a hook and rotating it so that it communicates multiple uses, in this way affording to be used individually according to how each person decodes the sculpture. The audience is free to interact with the sculpture, whether that be to sit, lay, straddle or even hang things from the sculpture according to what they see fit.”