1830 x 901mm. Loved working at this scale after all the teeny pieces I've been making for so long. With them my thinking has been that its an already crowded world and theres a helluva lot of art out there, it doesn't need more taking up valuable space
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.
Femida H. She is my close and very dear friend and I made this portrait for her 50th birthday present. We met as neighbours in London (hello, NW3) and she is an incredibly kind & loyal friend, and a gracious & generous woman. I hope I've done something nice for her here.
I love this dress. I really do. Its a great dress. I studied DVF's which is all about the column of graphic print plus bare skin (sexy older skin). The print being off grain was a long run pain in the arse and I had to settle for just making the pattern match down the side seams and steam pressing the fik out if it. It worked!
From one encounter, years ago, with an image in a book published decades before, a documentary about mid 20th century Papua New Guinea, I became fascinated by the concept of one particular kind of mask.
Yo, art fans, in response to many requests, selected artworks from a recent commission are now for sale to the public as limited edition prints on canvas & paper! The "Pop tribal PNG" artworks were conceived as commercial prints and are therefor available at low cost in both standard and custom dimensions; affordable art!
...I became more & more curious about Nita Jane and the originality of her fashion designs; here was a woman who came across as refreshingly left field, a pattern making designer with a keen eye for the nuances of fit and ease, deftly combined with sharp cuts, bold drapes and clever construction.
Working working working making making making. It's been a full one year since this my website has been online & the work that has been generated by the simple task of collating & publishing a post every two weeks or so is amazing, to me.
This post is few words & all studio progress photos. Behold:
Granny Corner, thank heavens for Granny and the Corner. I've never called anyone Granny before, except for me, I'm my own bloody Granny when it comes to making that's not artyness. I repair to my womanly occupations when the going gets confused/lost/tired/uninspired or seethingly bitter and twisted and kinda stalled, in my studio. I've been liking it here a lot over here for a few months now.
I recently submitted a proposal for "Colourful Decorative Abstract Panels", to suit a specific client brief. The commission would involve producing several large-ish panels for the public areas of a new residential development...The designs for this are along a similar vein to another commission I undertook for a project in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, two years ago...
A lot of the stuff you see here on artworkerprojects is recreational; occupational therapy that keeps my need to make satisfied, or commercially afloat. I accept commissions and work within exterior briefs, but the sense of an overriding demon is always present somewhere, whether through medium, technique or even colour. It all comes from the same core
Dioramas are uncharted territory for me, but from the beginning of my research for this project, I've been amazed at the creative possibilities of this whole subject and amazed that I haven't investigated it before. There is so much in this!
Arrgh, these eye glasses! It's all about the eye glasses now & I get the feeling that they're just not meant to be soooo hard. Must, must, must make them work! Can't I just find some little teeny Le Corbusier glasses ferchrissake??....
Sounds promising...everything looks better with gold, I've always thought. It's just so shiny. Apologies for the portrait subject content. Yes yes, me again. This one's a present for my Mum's 70th birthday. And if I'm going to do this kind of thing, of course I'm gonna choose the most flattering pictures ever! Sheesh!