SBBoursot’s expressionist sculptures are made from selected pieces of rotting wood that are then reshaped in sympathy with the piece and painted. They can almost give an impression of treasure from the a deep sea wreck, but are born from the idea of middle age and ageing.
The wood may have been decaying, especially on the inside, in the same way as age and disease does in the body, but that doesn’t negate an inner beauty and light. The exterior appearance as with humans, is a mixture of natural form or colour and enhancements of those features, through embellishments, additions and deletions. Like wearing clothes, adding jewellery, makeup, tattoos, or surgery both medical and cosmetic, the way we want to present ourselves to the world – for better or worse. The openings allow light to show the interior, to see the inner light. Inner thoughts are transcribed.
Each work is entirely unique and cannot be duplicated, from the selected piece of decaying wood, its original form, to the changes made to it and the colours painted.