Alan Baker, Orifice, latex casts from Rabbit holes
this sculpture is based on some of the drawings i have been producing in my sketch book and as mixed media collage pieces. this sculpture is built up of a number of cast taken from my plaster casts of rabbit holes. like the artist Eva Hesse, i wanted to cast them in a material which can be easily moved into different animalistic positions and gives the sculpture a human element to it. after trying out a number of different materials i thought about using latex as it has this texture and look of human skin and stuffing it with cotton wool which more or less removes the animal from the sculpture and becomes something that isn’t seen as human nor animal. like my drawings the sculpture does have this representation of something internal like intestines or arteries which viewed in a different context can seem alien. if i had more time i would of liked to have built up the sculpture with more latex casts to create a larger entity.