Alexandra Engelfriet: The making of a sculpture, 2022
Photographer Alison Harris documented the process of making a sculpture in my studio in France during the winter of 2022. After shaping a thick layer of soft, white clay on the floor of my studio into a sculptural ‘landscape’, I covered it with a skin of wool drenched in clay slip mixed with a glue made of boiled flour. This then formed the base on which I shaped layers of carded wool drenched in red clay slip. After finishing the sculpture I covered it with a layer of fuchsia red pigment, which stuck to the still wet clay slip, forming a crust. After drying the work was lifted off the clay and remains as a permanent sculpture. Over 700 images were made by Alison Harris of this process of making, which will be made into a film.
The making of a sculpture, 2022, wool, jute, clay slip and pigments, 3,60 m x 2,60 m x 0,40 m. Photo credit: Alison Harris.