its like an online art journal with lots of pictures
A particularly arty month
Ive been working on that large diptych for months & hesitating over the second stage of production, so making 'studies' is a way of thinking it out. I'd call them sketches
Art. First look at the Spoolettes Tiger T
The kind of idea where the idea is enough to make a new thing within a set of same-things. Except I didnt get much past my idea
A lot of work on that one landscape & no sewing
My current preoccupation, big-ish diptych mirrored landscape. Phase one of a numerously phased artwork on canvas that gives me joy & satisfaction feelings. When I'm not weeping because I ruined it or cursing because its just dumb & its never going to work
In December 2017 I finished a commission that began as a concept around 5 months ago.
November got away from me
Well this is joyous, my second digital fabric print!
This is going to take a while
Commissions, the art fair, the airport, Puppy and Chicken Salt. It all happened in September.
I'm currently engaged in commissioned work for a luxury hotel - at 28 pieces its the biggest commission I've ever know - and I'm not at liberty to share any images of it. However, as you may surmise, there is a lull in artwork proceedings at the moment, hence photoshop bonanza of step by steps pics following the making of Puppy's new couch step! Time wasting!
I've gilded a lot of surfaces over the decades and lace is one of them, but I've never made a garment with it before.
Much work that I cant share. The commission I'm undertaking is by far the biggest I've ever done, with the most restrictive contract I've ever signed. So I cant share progress pics but let me assure you, I'm artworking long and many days
Sometimes a sculpture is just a sculpture.
Various samplings for commissions/proposals; photoshop sketches; fabric print design sketches and...
And I thought I'd been quiet this month
DREAM REALISED: I've been wanting to try some of my artwork images through digital fabric printing technologies for a long time and now I have and its thrilling!
The following is slides from a booklet I put together to accompany my exhibition "Inscapes", which contains both works on canvas and small sculptures. This booklet refers to the sculptures, although they're not otherwise distinct from the works on canvas as all the works are 'objects' rather than picture planes. I find out a lot about the works as I make them, as if all is going well, they are making themselves. Maybe the following will explain that more clearly than my clumpy words.
I put together a booklet style presentation to accompany the exhibition about the processes that went into creating the works on canvas . Theres a performative aspect to my work, in a sense; there were a lot of processes over several months and for me, making IS where the art is
End of year wrap up...well everyone else is doing it, so heres some of MY favorite 2015 pics:
I've never been entirely comfortable describing myself as an artist, such a subjective, arbitrary term.
I work, and this is my profession; I make artwork, I'm an artworker.
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I made this piece for my friend Susan, who is currently undergoing a second round of chemotherapy, following surgery for breast cancer. I'd say there wouldn't be a woman alive who didn't feel a quick, sharp hurt to the heart on reading that last sentence. I know I do. Take what you want, but leave my boobs.