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SCULPTURES

With my sculptural work I explore how to take flat drawings and bring them into a space. I find the challenge of making something three-dimensional from two dimensional panels exciting and amusing!

Each sculptural piece is hand cut from either sheet plywood or metal using either a jigsaw or plasma cutter to cut-out my drawing. The panels are attached together and can be assembled in different formations/layouts.

This image is shows Martha Ellis scupture on a beach. The sculptue is made of four flat panels which have outline of people cut from it. The panels are in a zig-zag formation and are painted black.

BEXLEY VILLAGE, 8th JANUARY 2022 

Hand cut Plywood

100/280/180cm

39/110/71''

This image is shows Martha Ellis scupture on a beach. The sculptue is made of four flat panels which have outline of people cut from it. The panels are in a zig-zag formation and are painted black.
This image is of Martha Ellis sculpture of people. It is made up of four flat panels, each panel showing two people cut out and painted black. The four panels are in a square formation. The sculpture is being exhbited in a field with a blossom tree behind it.
This image is of Martha Ellis sculpture of people. It is made up of four flat panels, each panel showing two people cut out and painted black. The four panels are in a square formation. The sculpture is being exhbited in a field with a blossom tree behind it.
This image shows the computer screen of Martha Ellis as she deigns her sculpture of different people
This image shows a hand holding a small cut out version of one of the panels which make up Martha Ellis' sculpture. The mini panel shows a woman in a big coat walkin next to a man holding a umbrella
This photo shows Martha Ellis in her studio as she paints one of the panels for her sculpture black
This photo shows a sculpture made by Martha Ellis in a gallery. The sculpture is made up of three panel cut from wood and painted black. The sculpture is a drawing of bullrush and a heron

BULRUSHES

Hand cut plywood

80/160/120cm

31/63/47''

This photo shows a sculpture made by Martha Ellis in a gallery. The sculpture is made up of three panel cut from wood and painted black. The sculpture is a drawing of bullrush and a heron. There is also Martha's cutout drawing of Snowdrops on the wall in the background of the gallery
This photo shows th working progress of Martha Ellis' sculpture of bullrushes. You can see a sheet of plywood which as had section cut out of it. On the wood are lots of pen marks to show Martha what else she needs to cut to improve the drawing
This photo shows how Martha Ellis has cut her drawing from a sheet of plywood. You can see the sheet propped on tressel legs and more of the drawing cut away and a eletric jigsaw rested on one part of it.
This image is of Martha Ellis' studio space the the three panels of her sculpture being fixed together. This is mid way through the project as only one panel has been painted black.
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