In 1986 I began working at Branksome China, my father’s business. I made plaster moulds. Occasionally there was enough excess plaster, and enough time, to make a small sculptural object; once the moulds had been poured and before the plaster had set. This small, but important act, afforded me a sense of creative fulfilment and sanity; alleviating an otherwise mundane and tedious task. In 1987 I photographed a selection of these impromptu sculptures against a backdrop of 1970's Italian pornography, an excess of a different kind.
These images have been made from the original contact sheet of those photographs, scanned, cropped and then filtered through a wet plate film simulation Photoshop plug in, a further, and more contemporary, excess.
None of this was necessary,….it was, at every stage, pure excess.