‘Concrete bases’ is a free standing, floor based sculpture made from a number of component parts which contains cement casts, steel rods and pigment. The initial inspiration for this idea was to recreate an iconic childhood memory of bead mazes that you would find around various waiting rooms, like at the doctors or dentists. These bead mazes would allow you to move wooden beads over the wires without being able to take them off the structure. I wanted to recreate the structure of the bead mazes but include a more industrial aesthetic within it whilst exploring a range of forms, weight, line and texture. I suppose the sculpture explores the theme of memory, based on the initial inspiration, however I am more intrigued by the contrasting forms and textures that take place in a shared space within a single sculpture.