Sallyanne Morgan, figurative sculpture with cement
Apart from occasional forays into silicone, I work primarily with the most common construction materials – cement. It has extraordinary versatility and a directness that allows for spontaneity.
I either use a base of metal armature on which mortar or ferrous cement is then layered or work from clay cast or sometimes body casts. I use colour pigment , fibrous materials and found objects for surface texture.
In the past I have worked in abstract and semi figurative forms but since 2010 I have been mostly working with human form; the intricate, delicate triangles that connect each skeletal movement to their projections and articulations, on muscle to skin is a source of fascination. Using the body enables me to animate the small internal voices we all share. To make a visual representation of the inner psyche, in all its beautifully flawed complexity.
I have been privileged to teach in Phnom Penh and Kathmandu, it has been a revelation, both in forms of practice and as experiential learning from great artists.