The initial aim of my residency at the Cité International des Arts in Paris in 2016 was to focus on the historical collections at the Musée de l’Armée in Paris, documenting and sketching various construction and display methods used for armour and weaponry.

The Rosamond McCulloch Studio is not designed as a workshop in the sculptural sense, so I made the decision to concentrate on small detailed drawings that I could realise in three dimensions when I returned to Tasmania

The following drawings are my response to this new and stimulating urban environment. Some drawings will progress to sculptures, others will remain a record of my observations of the Paris cityscape.

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Stormy night at studio 2244 Paris,: pen on paper H40 x W30cm

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Armour Reimagined, pen on paper: H30 x W40cm

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Tribal Artifact, pen on paper: H30 x W40cm

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Medieval Armour, pen on paper: H30 x W40cm

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Medieval Shields, pen on paper: H30 x W40cm

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Tribal Construct,: pen on paper W40 x H30cm

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City Shield 1, pen on paper: H30 x W40cm

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City Shield 2, pen on paper: H30 x W40cm

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River Construct, pen on paper: H30 x W40cm

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Pompidou Reimagined, pen on paper: H30 x W40cm

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Haussmann's City, pen on paper : H30 x W40cm

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Walking the Marais, pen on paper: H30 x W40cm

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River Boat 1, pen on paper : H30 x W40cm

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River Boat 2, pen on paper: H30 x W40cm

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Limpet City, pen on paper : W40 x H30cm

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City Landscape 1, pen on paper: H30 x W40cm

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City Landscape, pen on paper: H40 x W30cm

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Seine Reflections, pen on paper: H30 x W40cm

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Close-knit, pen on paper: H30 x W40cm

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Paris Depths, pen on paper: H30 x W40cm

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City Compress, pen on paper: H30 x W40cm

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Below Paris, pen on paper: H30 x W40cm

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The Way to Sacre Coeur, : pen on paper H30 x W40cm

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300 Steps Sacre Coeur, pen on paper: H40 x W30cm

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On the Rocks, pen on paper: H30 x W40cm

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Cardinal's Hat, pen on paper: H40 x W30cm