My expressionist sculptures are a mixture of abstract painting and form, exploring themes of ageing.
Created from selected pieces of wood in differing stages of decomposition, I reshape and paint them in sympathy with the piece, retaining much of the naturally formed elements of shape and colour that have been earned over many years. Then I adorn them with resin, that is also shaped. They are works of many layers, combining solidity and fragility, gleaming pieces that take on different hues with different lights – natural, interior and also black light. They can take on an appearance similar to ceramics and glass. Each piece starts with a vague plan but is developed intuitively.
The decaying wood is no longer discarded but arrested at a moment in time, with enhancements of those features that portray a life lived, showing how they still have beauty and worth.
The glossy finish and inclusion of some metallic paints, allow each piece to provide new interest with different lighting. They benefit from being placed in positions with good and changing light.
Click on each image below to go to the dedicated page for that artwork.
Sculptures are placed for sale with Saatchi Art online, at https://www.saatchiart.com/sbboursot, which uses experienced art transporters.
The Pure Series
The Insect Series
The insect series include hand made boring insects, butterflies or moths (with luminescent wings), and the openings in the sculptures allowing the inner light to be seen…and also the bugs eating away at us. Some pieces take on an aspect of treasure or creature from the deep sea.