Nicola Ellis
Metal extraction – Caro steel

Fabric dye and bleach print on cotton. 78cm x 104cm per panel. 2023. Photo by John-Paul Brown<br/><br/><br/>

I have recently been gifted some pieces of steel by Yorkshire Sculpture Park which originally came from Sir Anthony Caro’s London studio when he passed away in 2013.

I am now beginning to make multiple strands of work in response to these pieces of steel by formally exploring the it through drawing, casting, printing, creating digital 3D models and any other suitable process other than making abstract steel sculpture with it.

With this approach I hope to respect the material’s former life and explore its potential through different mediums. Now that it has been removed from the context of Caro’s studio, I want to see what else it is capable of.

This page will function as a repository for works made using this material. It will be added to over time.

 

Rust and bleach print on denim. 112cm x 169cm. 2023. Photo by John-Paul Brown

 

Fabric dye and bleach print on cotton. 99cm x 153cm per panel. 2023. Photo by John-Paul Brown

Fabric dye and bleach print on cotton. 97cm x 122cm per panel. 2023. Photo by John-Paul Brown

Rust and bleach print on denim. 86cm x 111cm. 2023. Photo by John-Paul Brown

Rust print on cotton. 150cm x 169cm. 2023. Photo by John-Paul Brown

Fabric dye and rust print on fabric. 146cm x 143cm. 2023. Photo by John-Paul Brown

Fabric cye and bleach on cotton. 94cm x 144cm. 2023. Photo by John-Paul Brownrust and bleach print on cotton. 126cm x 96cm. 2023. Photo by John-Paul BrownFabric dye and rust print on cotton. 97cm x 122cm. 2023. Photo by John-Paul BrownBleach and fabric dye print on cotton. 105cm x 155cm. 2023. Photo by John-Paul Brown

Fabric dye and rust print on cotton. 97cm x 143cm. 2023. Photo by John-Paul BrownRust print created with natural acids on cotton fabric on canvas stretcher. 51 x 97 x 4cm. 2023Rust print created with natural acids on cotton fabric on canvas stretcher. 35 x 51 x 4cm. 2023 Rust print created with natural acids and fabric dye on cotton fabric on canvas stretcher. 41 x 82 x 4cm. 2023 Rust print created with natural acids on cotton fabric on canvas stretcher. 81 x 81 x 4cm. 2023

Pencil and ink on watercolour paper <br/>A4<br/>2023<br/><br/><br/>I have recently been gifted some pieces of steel by Yorkshire Sculpture Park which originally came from Sir Anthony Caro’s London studio when he passed away in 2013. <br/><br/>I am now beginning to make multiple strands of work in response to these pieces of steel by formally exploring the it through drawing, casting, printing, creating digital 3D models and any other suitable process other than making abstract steel sculpture with it. <br/><br/>With this approach I hope to respect the material’s former life and explore its potential through different mediums. Now that it has been removed from the context of Caro’s studio, I want to see what else it is capable of. <br/><br/>This page will function as a repository for works made using this material. It will be added to over time.

Pencil and ink on watercolour paper <br/>A4<br/>2023

Pencil and watercolour crayon on watercolour paper <br/>A4<br/>2023

Pencil and worse-for-wear ink pen on watercolour paper <br/>A4<br/>2023

Pencil and worse-for-wear ink pen on watercolour paper <br/>A4<br/>2023

Pencil and ink on watercolour paper <br/>A4<br/>2023

Pencil and ink on watercolour paper <br/>A4<br/>2023

Pencil on watercolour paper <br/>A4<br/>2023

Watercolour crayon and ink on watercolour paper <br/>A4<br/>2023

Pencil and ink on watercolour paper <br/>A4<br/>2023

 

 

 

Pencil and ink on watercolour paper <br/>A4<br/>2023

Pencil and ink on watercolour paper <br/>A4<br/>2023

Pencil and ink on watercolour paper <br/>A4<br/>2023

Pencil and ink on watercolour paper <br/>A3<br/>2023

Pencil and ink on watercolour paper <br/>A3<br/>2023

Pencil and ink on watercolour paper <br/>A3<br/>2023

Pencil and ink on watercolour paper <br/>A4<br/>2023

Pencil and ink on watercolour paper <br/>A4<br/>2023Pencil on watercolour paper <br/>A4<br/>2023

Pencil and ink on watercolour paper <br/>A4<br/>2023Pencil and ink on watercolour paper <br/>A4<br/>2023

Pencil and ink on watercolour paper <br/>A4<br/>2023

Pencil and ink on watercolour paper <br/>A4<br/>2023

Pencil and ink on watercolour paper <br/>A3<br/>2023

Biro on paper <br/>A3<br/>2023

Ink on paper <br/>A3<br/>2023

Pencil and ink on paper <br/>A3<br/>2023

Pencil on paper <br/>A4<br/>2023

Pencil and ink on watercolour paper <br/>A4<br/>2023