Robert Clark 

Elements of completion

This piece as evolved from the elements of the original proposed work, a chair for the viewer, a form of sculpture, multiple screen- printed wall mounted steel plates, and a video on a loop as a background. The video has gone, the metal plates have changed to smaller plastic card and the chair has become a photographed maquette. The reason, a change of environment. The resolved work is an arrangement of 100 bio-degradable plastic cards, measuring 85mm x 55mm. I have used these cards because they provide a background for the image, they also satisfy my need for clean, sharp cut objects - coming from an engineering background, this is important to me. They are mounted on a sheet of mild steel, (1250mmx 630mm). The plastic cards are covered with clear tape, on which is a
chosen image, this image is made by a dye transfer process. The process consists of sticking the tape to a printed image, the paper is then washed away from behind. The image that is left is opaque, even vague.