Eddy Sjöström

Chasing shapes,

is a metal art project inspired by graffiti, specifically the throw up style of

painting, the throw up is a less Is more type of design meant to be fast and clean.

I wanted to implement some of the often-used graffiti effects, such as stretch, drip and

shadow to my metal objects. This is to make my 2-dimensional work appear more 3-

dimensional, while I still use flat materials. I present two of the effects in the work I exhibit,

drip and stretch.


The idea of my first piece is to make the stretch effect. As shown in the first picture, I want it

to look like one piece from the initial perspective, at least as much as possible, then make it

shift into a stretched piece as the perspective alters when you move closer.


The idea of my second piece is to imitate the drip effect commonly found in graffiti artwork.

I have given both the drips and the stretch a highly polished appearance to depict metals in a

liquid state. I have also added coloring through a technique found in an earlier and wider

studies surrounding ways of coloring metal.

The Collaboration

This webpage is the result of collaboration between two leading international university programs in metal art. A selection of the best BfA and MfA exam work will be presented every year.

HCA Hereford

Delyth Done
Hereford College of Arts
College Road Campus
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HDK Valand

Professor Heiner Zimmermann
Hemslöjdsvägen 1
666 95 Dals Långed
+46 768898186

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