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‘Popcorn’ increasing in size

I am currently experimenting with concrete sculptures: using  flexible formwork creating ‘expanding’ volumes for a traveling Public Art Project, ‘Popcorn’.

Now casts are growing to an industrial scale at Blokrete concrete plant. Casting experiments will gradually increase in size arriving at 1m in diameter and reaching over two tonnes. The forces of the liquid concrete become much stronger, subjecting the materials and sculptural method to tougher tests.

August 2013 Popcorn, RBJ

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Popcorn Casts, refining the technique

One of the latest casts I am doing in my Kalkara studio. Gradually concrete casts are growing in size and I’m getting a feeling of the forces involved. I have tested various aggregate mixes, formwork and strapping methods.

July 2013 Popcrete

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Malta Arts Fund Awarded

Malta Arts Fund Awarded – more soon!

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Thought of the day

A r t  i s

to see the beauty in our world and react to it

to be inspired by it and create from it

to explore and experiment

to touch and craft

to imagine and construct

to see goodness and portray it

to feel emotion and respond to it

 

Rune Bo Jakobsen, 29. March 2013

 

 

Sculpture & Paintings

In Sculpture currently dealing with

 

Ideas of expansion, growth & fertility

Exploration of structure & volume

Experiments with materials & casting techniques

Texture, light, balance & colour

Public artworks & their relation to place and people

Original Artworks in Concrete, steel, stone, timber, pvc and card

 

In Paintings currently dealing with

 

Reflected light, texture, contour & colour

Composition & scenography

Depth, layers, motion & history

Portrait & state of mind

Malta towns and fortifications, Dockyards & Nature

Geology & Canyon spaces

Original Artworks Oil, enamel & acrylic paintings on timber & canvas