Rebecca Gouldson

Material: Metalwork | Location: Merseyside
I make wall pieces from a variety of metals, for domestic, commercial and public settings.

The wall pieces are composed of contrasting polished metal and decayed, etched marks, evoking a sense of history. I’m drawn to old buildings; the impression on a wall made by years of collision with a door handle; the pattern of damp on peeling wallpaper; chipping paint on window frames. All are evidence of the passage of time and unintentional decoration.

One aspect of my work focuses on capturing the quality of vivacious, expressive marks that can be achieved on paper and canvas, on to the surface of metal. I use a palette of etching techniques and chemical patinas to mark, texture and colour the metal in an intuitive way, contrasting the pieces’ precise construction.

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