Dippers began five years ago as a series of small wire shapes. Each day that Tom Freeman visited his studio, he dipped the wire forms into a tub of acrylic paint, slowly building up hundreds of layers from almost sixty litres of paint. Freeman explains, ‘These works were made through ritualistic action, capturing the wider experiences of my life and the world around me over five years.’ The accompanying paintings on marble reference the layering process of the sculptural forms, in which Freeman plays with the variation of surface textures.

Freeman is a Western Australian artist who is interested in the translation between 2D and 3D processes. He works across sculpture and painting, engaging diverse mediums and materials such as ceramics, ink, watercolour, oil and enamel paints.