Expanding on and exploring my options with the theme of Connection and my rusted people...
2D or 3D? Lately I am seeing the assemblages two dimensionally rather than three dimensional, which is totally out of the norm. While playing with placement in many different ways have been great in theory and visually, practically in a two dimensional approach for assembling - not so good. It is two totally different techniques in the making.
I'm loving the designs they have created along the way though. Firstly in the shape of a heart, then the idea of them hanging from a bike chain (which I had intended as the pulse of a heartbeat) seen in my previous post.
Then a couple more placements seen below... this one really appealed to my senses symbolically and was do'able but I felt it didn't translate the message of my morale' behind the work enough.
And besides I had three left over, these guys were left out on a limb - after all the notion was and is to connect it all together as one! Here the outter frame once taken away gives another interesting look, although this one is not possible without a support frame, because without it would be much too fragile to hold up.
I have been playing with the notion of the newspaper people cutout's that I did at primary school, so I did a test sample and lined up my rusty folk in the same manner. This option gives me a strong sense of connection, the all important movement within the legs and the freedom to make it into a 2D piece with loads of strength.
PS... see the little guy on his own, the singular man in the middle between the newspaper cutout and the connected peoples? Well, he was the first test piece I made to see if my idea was going to work and seeing the theme is all about Connection I'd like to make a connection with my blogging folk out there and I've decided to give him away! Just make a comment, I'll put your name into a hat and I'll do the draw on sunday afternoon. :-)