I begin my pieces by stacking colored sheets of acrylic plastic in a sequence. The pieces are then laminated together into a solid block. This block is then sawn into strips, each strip containing the original color sequence.
The strips are then laid out on a flat surface and re-composed in various ways, and glued back together edge to edge, forming a single panel. If it’s decided that this is the final composition, the panel is then glued to a backing sheet, wet-sanded, and polished.
Other times, after this composition is glued together, I saw the panel back into strips on a different axis and those resulting strips are then recomposed into a more complex composition and glued together. This expounds on the original composition with a deeper level of complexity, often blending order and chaos. Again, the panel is glued to a backing sheet, wet-sanded, and polished.
As a boy I witnessed my father, artist Norman Zammitt, pioneer the use of this material as sculpture. I have adopted and elaborated some of the techniques and methods he devised around 1970.
The photos in this area are not in order of the making of a particular piece, but are intended to give a general sense of the material, process, and studio.