Justin Marshall - Coded Ornament
with Hayles & Howe, a manufacturer of architectural
ornamental plasterwork, Marshall has developed a range of plaster mouldings
that integrate digital design technologies with traditional manufacturing
skills. The installation Morse, a spiral of dots and dashes, relates
to the binary nature of digital information and forms the heart of the
exhibition. A separate work, Penrose Strapping 1, is a stunning contemporary
example of traditional strapwork with scrolls, arabesques, and loops
across the wall.
Justin Marshall's practice spans sculpture, installation
and design. Much of his recent work has been ceramic or plaster based,
combining traditional skills with new technologies. Marshall is currently
Research Fellow in 3D digital production at University College, Falmouth.
His most recent exhibition was at Das Keramikmuseum Westerwald, Hoehr-Grenzhausen,
Germany, and in 2005 he was awarded an Autonomatic research grant to work
with Hayles & Howe decorative plaster company to develop
new processes and work.