roughed out soldiers by peter marigold
roughed out soldiers by peter marigold
oct 03, 2013

roughed out soldiers by peter marigold

roughed out soldiers by peter marigold
all images courtesy of peter marigold



british designer peter marigold‘s ‘roughed out soldiers’ are an evolutionary series of figurines that aesthetically translate from a toy to completely shapeless form. created for the exhibition ‘blanks in between’ organized by workshop for potential design, the objects are manipulations of materials that exist prior to their full realization. a rubber mold is made from a toy soldier, which is dug out of the cavity and recast in plastic. the process is repeated over and over again with each new shape formed, eventually generating so many overlapping layers of material, that the original figure is no longer distinguishable. abstract models materialize from the duplicated procedure, composing a sequence of objects that are mutations of themselves; the human forms are reduced to amorphous blobs. for the exhibition, the soldiers were displayed reading from left to right, suggesting that the irregular chunks of plastic are morphing into the human ones. however, the development process is actually the opposite — the familiar soldier shapes are actually the origin from which the evolved pieces emerge.



roughed out soldiers by peter marigold
the evolution of the series of toys



roughed out soldiers by peter marigold
the sequence of objects are mutations of themselves



roughed out soldiers by peter marigold
a green toy soldier somewhat abstracted by the casting process



roughed out soldiers by peter marigold
irregular chunks of plastic are remnants of the casting process


roughed out soldiers by peter marigold
a completely abstracted, new shape is formed



roughed out soldiers by peter marigold
maintaining the original aesthetic of the familiar figurine



roughed out soldiers by peter marigold
layers of plastic material create an unrecognizable blob



roughed out soldiers by peter marigold
an orange toy cast manipulated by the creative process



roughed out soldiers by peter marigold
the result no longer bears any resemblance to the original form



  • joris laarman, with his “limited” project, he did the same concept and method when he graduated in 2003…

    ive says:
  • ah, the oft done series of morphing sculptures…. what’s THE POINT??!?!?!

    Smeagol says:
  • and the real sculptor here is the person that sculpted the original soldiers.

    t3d says:

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