Designing Concepts to Create Art & Sculpture
Responding to a brief using design principles is essential to the expression and final outcome of the artwork.
That is why Rebecca takes an educated and research based approach to the design of the artwork or sculpture piece.
There are many concepts in the design process, some of which are not used but inform the final design and materials used, and here we highlight these processes and services.
You can employ different stages of the design process. For example, it is not uncommon for clients to pay for this stage separately. That way they can see the final concepts without committing to the build of the final piece.
These design concepts can come in the form of drawings, miniature 3D prototypes, paintings or other art mediums.
Often the design process involves some form of research or may involve certain themes. For example Rebecca’s recent project for Talbot Heath School references progressive stages in a fluid dynamic vortex and is accompanied by water mist, referencing STEAM an educational approach to learning and encompasses science, technology, engineering, art and maths. Your commission may also involve such design details.
VIDEO: Work in progress in the studio on Launch, a sculpture first included in Reflection at Salisbury cathedral and laterinstalled at Regents Place, London. A film by David Nock
The rural setting and proximity to the sea allowed Rebecca to immerse herself in the natural world that inspires her, from bamboo and water lilies to botanical life cycles and photosynthesis. In nearby Mudeford Bay they were able to test out one of Rebecca’s sea inspired creations in the water at Mudeford spit. Read More.
‘Launch’ represents the energy required to elevate a swan from a static position into the air. Featuring a steel skeleton, silver mirror and recycled glass, the work bristles with energy, movement and light, providing a unique focal point of engagement and reflection for the community of Regent’s Place. Learn More.
Rebecca Newnham works predominately as a sculptor and designer; current work illustrates scientific concepts such as energy transference. Her materials lead approach is informed by an understanding of glass, bronze, concrete, fiberglass, although she specialises in glass. She is a maker and creates her own work with assistants and in collaboration with structural engineers. Sculpture can be static or kinetic, some float or suspend or rotate. Learn More.
Winner of the Sculpture category of the Spotlight 2013 competition. The works for her exhibitionEnergy Principle examine entropy and explore ways in which energy transforms itself but is never destroyed. Developed by Andipa Contemporary and the Royal British Society of Sculptors, Spotlight 2013 provides a valuable platform for emerging and mid-career artists. Learn More.