Saturday, September 29, 2012

neptune's necklace

I thought I'd sneak in some progress shots of some of the paintings I've been working on for my upcoming show with Anna Davern.

It has been glorious to return to painting, though it is is also a painful reminder of why I stopped. RSI is a bitch. I never would have thought much about the difference in holding a paint brush compared with a scalpel, but it is phenomenal. These tiny treats do come with a price.

However, I have now handed these paintings over to Anna, so you'll just have to wait and see what she does with them, but I am pretty sure it is gonna be ace.

Show is coming up fast! Details here.


Wednesday, September 26, 2012

field notes

As you may already know, I have been working with the delightful Anna Davern for nearly 12 months (off and on, mind you!) on our upcoming show Captain Foley and the Lost Voyage of HMS Laburnum, which opens at Craft Victoria on October 18. Over the last couple of months we have upped the intensity of our research and making, and I have been doing some stints at her studio, which is based in NorthCity4 (if you don't know, you must click the link - so much amazingness).

Anyway, I thought it might be time to share some shots of works in progress, without actually giving too much away. 

two words: kelp forest.
Anna prints my kelp onto steel!

Anna cuts the kelp using a teeny saw, in time to THIS (true story)  

Angry Kookaburra army
I have totally hijacked this spunky lady's desk!

Cardboard chairs, hand painted kelp scanned, printed and then cut from steel - could it BE any more collaborative?!
And finally, some pretty integral research.

Anna and I are having a blast bringing this work together, and we can't wait to share it with everyone! We hope to see you on the 18th October from 6pm for a drink and a giggle!



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