Noun: Seesaw
  1. a long plank balanced in the middle on a fixed support, on each end of which children sit and swing up and down by pushing the ground alternately with their feet.

Verb: Seesaw
  1. change rapidly and repeatedly from one position, situation, or condition to another and back again 


A wandering of a maker’s mind ︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎ 

What if materials could speak ?

 Would they have a voice ?

                                How would they converse when placed with another material ?

                                                                      Do they sing, whisper, shout or groan ?


Does a surface feel ?

                                                    Is its’ skin as sensitive or more so than ours ?

Does it goosebump, shiver, its’ hairs stand on end ?


                                                     Does a shape have a taste ?
                                                    Does it engulf the flavour of its’ environment ?

                                                   Does it wrinkle its’ nose in disgust or close its’ eyes in pleasure ?

      Can materials hold memory ?

      Does its’ body recognise its’ owner ?

      Do they greet a friendly hand with warmth ?

T A L K I N G  T E N N I S ︎

Blend  Hold  Grasp  Pinch  Pluck  Grip  Squish  Squelch  Smooth  Pat Smoosh  Break  Mend  Chew  Chip  Carry  Colour  Curl  Cut  Drain  Drill  Drip  Echo  Fade  Fill  Floss  


To and fro just like a see-saw...
Me ︎︎︎ Ti
You ︎︎︎ Fi

Si-So o syniadau,
Si-So o greu.


      grapple, sloppp, ply, focus, mashed

I N S T R U C T E D 
            S C U L P T U R E S 

︎ GWEN ︎ ABI

A bottom heavy sculpture,
Formed of materials to hand;
Cardboard, Chicken-wire, Foam or Air-dry Clay
[use one of these materials, or use them all]

Build upwards, narrowing the structure at its peak.
No taller than your knee,
with space for an absent hand.
...Or maybe a thumb...Or a finger

To hold, maybe to grip.

I think this is a hardened surface of plaster,
or clay.
A definitive blob of colour,
And the same hue as chewed bubblegum.

Slather the surface;
Smooth, Pat, Squidge, And blend.

Let the materials sit.
Let the materials cure.

Bound together, a formation
of materials which is now a sculpture.


︎ ABI

︎ ABI ︎ GWEN


M A S H ... M A S H ... M A S H ... M A S H ... M A S H ... M A S H ... M A S H ... M A S H ...