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This piece presents a cement mixer, shovel and bag of cement three crucial components from the building site. The cement mixer is what blends cement and building sand together in order to create mortar, the shovel is used to put the cement and building sand into the mixer, and the bag of cement is one of two materials that goes in the cement mixer to make mortar. I am celebrating the importance of each component in the form of art.
I used cement and building sand to create mortar a mix most commonly used for building walls and laying patios. I firstly covered this whole image with the mortar mix before I started to chip away at the surface revealing the image once more. I then used a builders PVA admix adhesive and an Industrial gloss for fixing and holding the mortar in place. I was working with a constructing and deconstructing process, which is used a great deal on the building site.
This piece is made from Ink, mortar, PVA admix adhesive, Industrial gloss and it is on heavyweight fine grain cartridge paper fixed to hardboard.