by Hollie Mackenzie

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January 18, 2016

Presenting the illusion of full-sized melting wooden lampposts, 'Obscurant' begins to challenge the dominant phallogocentric nature of thought and practice. Symbolising the phallic One, each lamppost presents a functioning light that could represent the dominant mascul...

May 2, 2014

First thing I had to do was experiment with how to melt the lantern’s perspex…

Using a heat-gun I was able to create this frosted affect, which will fit perfectly with my need of a semi-transparent effect in order to hide the LED bulbs of the Solar lighting but to still...

May 2, 2014

By presenting something that is as out of the ordinary as melting wood, I am suggesting that we find the feminine ways and means of expression through art in order to establish feminine forms of symbolism and structures. My feminist artistic resistance begins by sculpt...

May 2, 2014

Here’s the process of the second pole creation…I used different wood for this one and it is much harder to sculpt and has thus taken me a lot longer to do than expected! But as it is shorter than the last one, I’ve carved lots of drips for a more melted down effect.

May 2, 2014

*This blog post has been back-dated for continuity purposes. First sketch was originally done in March 2014, second updated sketch was done in May 2014.

April 9, 2014

These last two weeks have been busy…

Now with the first pole nearly completed, I now know how to go about creating the next two quickly and efficiently. Well…that’s the plan!

Get ready for a lot of blogs about sanding! (my hands are feeling sore already!)

March 25, 2014

The schedule commences. First stop: B&Q for stock up on tools and materials…ready to start sculpting!

March 18, 2014

I will be posting updates throughout the next two months of the creative process and sculptural development of my proposed NSP sculpture; Obscurant. Please view this first blog showing the initial sketch of my anticipated sculpture. The sculpture will be crafted in suc...

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