My concept developed from my own personal response to being isolated in lockdown and its relationship to my perceived knowledge through social media of other people’s responses to this state. I took the idea that to represent Isolation properly one needs to see it somehow in respect to or against many adjacent isolated cells. Each cell isolated from each other with some form of barrier between. I wanted to show how extremely different each isolated response can be. I wanted it to be both personal and Universal. I wanted it to reflect the journey I have undergone myself and the rediscovery of past avenues of artistic exploration that I set aside but wish to reanimate and synthesise in this artwork. I wished to have Corona virus of different sizes patrolling the interties between the cells in effect as in our everyday lives creating and maintaining the isolated cells. There is the idea of biological cells in my concept together with the micro and the macro worlds we are made up of and occupy.
Patrick became part of the Same Sky team in 1999.
The Black Death Plague was directly responsible for the flowering of the Renaissance and relates very strongly to Da Vinci’s output. There will be more links with this history as Patrick shares with us his progress.
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Leonardo Da Vinci’s Dodecahedron that gives the shape of the lantern
I created a paper model of a regular dodecahedron to properly eyeball how it would look 3D when assembled from 12 pentagons.
I wanted to see how it would behave & rotate standing on one of its points as this is how I intend for it to be displayed.
My work is often informed by natural forms, behaviours & narratives. I typed in - the Dodecahedron in nature -pomegranate seeds are 12 sided! Left: Pomegranate Still Life by Patrick Bullock 2020. Right The Pomegranate felt work by Jayne Bullock circa 2016.
Although I can design & decorate panels for my lantern at home, building won’t be possible as it will be too wide to fit through the door. Luckily, I can go to my studio on an isolated farm.
I need 12 pentagrams of the correct size.
I set up & prepared to make a larger version of my paper dodecahedron. I realised adding a circle to each pentagram would make the structure much stronger.
I have done a conglomerate (what a lovely word ) of snippets of the images I have put on my Lantern.