Primal Forms are an on-going series of work based around spherical geometry and the Regular Solids.
These forms explore the spirals, orbits and waves that express universal patterns in nature, an essential building mechanism employed by natural phenomena.
The spheres, mainly ceramic are extensively honed and ‘tuned’ to reveal the subtle interactions, intersections and alignments. The encapsulated pattern can be expressed in a linear way by forming indentations on a two dimensional surface. This I see as an example of time being ‘rolled out’.
Desert Oasis Project
This reclamation project was formulated at the time of the first Gulf War. Oil wells were bombed in Kuwait. The resulting fires led to the idea of sealing sand hollows created by the bombs with tar from burning oil. These inland wells have pipe lines linking them to the sea for filling tanker ships. Seawater would be drawn inland through these pipes by siphoning principles where it would pass through the solar still networks.
The crucible in the still’s focal point would act as the evaporator in the simple still design. The heavily salt ladened water would be removed as part of the siphoning action after passing through the network. The tar sealed sand hollows would be refilled with sand. The network of solar stills would distil the seawater and irrigate the hollows.
The resulting plants would eventually contribute to soil generation.
The glass for the still manufacture could result from fire action on the sand.
The Guardian 12th April 1969
Young Contemporaries FBA Galleries
“This is the best Young Contemporaries exhibition for years… Among the immobile sculptures two impressed me particularly: a group of white cubes in distorted perspective which catch the light so subtly.”
The Sunday Times 17th May 1970
The Young Idea Serpentine Gallery First Show
“The best work comes from Chelsea. Timothy Cresswell is exhibiting an ambitions ‘Audio Spatial Interaction’, which consist of four sculptures which turn on their axes, at the same time emitting electronic sounds which define a volume of space.”
The Financial Times 19th November 1970
Young Contemporaries Royal Academy
“The exhibition is of high quality… Two black rotating singing discs on poles, Audio Spatial Interaction by Timothy Cresswell, greet the visitor with good deal of cool style.”
Hackney Wick Festival 2013
12th August 2013