Systematic Remnants II – Kirsty Armstrong, City & Guilds of London Art School
Oxidised steel and copper leafed plate
180 x 100cm
These works have all been created through the use of a strict set of self-imposed rules of engagement with the materials. The metal plates have been oxidised over the course of a 6 month period, thus holding a sense of time and history within themselves. Time becomes both a material and a measure within my practice. The metal pieces are ephemeral in the sense that they are constantly changing. The paper transfer however provides a captured moment in the history of the metal piece, a fixed memory of how it once was.