Waveney Valley artist Ally Zawadzki (working under the name of ‘AZ’) constructs sculptural and three-dimensional wall art pieces which draw upon their recognisable origins and materials, inspired by organic forms seen around us in Nature and our domestic surroundings.
These practice-led investigations and an experimental approach to her work often involve the construction of a piece using reclaimed fabric, PVA glue and cement – which is then destroyed (or “deconstructed”) to form the basis of further investigations, resulting in the finished artwork.
She enthusiastically embraces the idea of allowing an element of spontaneity to influence the development of her work. This destruction and reconstruction can occur at any point during the journey, allowing the process to be visible in the final work. The artwork slowly develops and takes on a life of its own through the considered use of acrylic paint and acid staining, resulting in a gradual building up textures.
“I enjoy the beauty in industrial landscapes such as Ness Point with its concrete This means of manipulating and transforming the surface, examines the very nature of materials with which we are comfortably familiar and raises questions about preconceptions and tactile experience.
There is a constant theme of “walls” throughout Ally’s work. These constructions being initially built up represent the various traumas and incidents that have occurred in her life: the subsequent tearing down of these barriers, and their transformation into something new, mirrors her ability to reinvent herself with a new-found energy and creative enthusiasm.
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