Thursday, September 10, 2009
Working on the complexity and image themes for my next series of sculptures.
I may go for a still life series hmmmmm there would be a drastic change, or a mix of abstract 'portraits' .
The idea behind the abstract portraits is to capture the mood or feeling of a person through a 'snapshot' of their eyes and nose - represented in an almost graffitti like style.
My recent ideas have been sparked by observing graffitti, and gorgeous stencil art in the streets of Melbourne. Contemporary in the constant press bouncing between the veneration and destruction of street art.
More to follow as I get my preliminary ideas recorded.
Monday, July 20, 2009
These will be a continuation of the earlier bronze 'portholes' with a new variation.
I am planning on making the glass much more narrative - or at least representaional
and carefully planned out with a series of stencils that will create the image out of layers of
glass powders carefully placed using many stencils...
I am excited yet still not quite sure what I will represent.
definitely a possibility of fire and ice imagery, and a continuation of some earlier
2D collage imagery as well.
The bronze frames have been completed - now for the careful finishing of the bronze surface while considering what the magical interior, in glass, floating within the frame will hold. Even I am unaware of exactly what this series will hold for the viewer. More to come! Later!!!!
I have also had the pleasure of re-connecting lately with some old friends from RISD and Pilchuck - the wonders of facebook. Ciao for now.
Sunday, June 28, 2009
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
of what will be 'framed' inside of them. Of course a piece of sandcast glass, with a more narrative approach to some very elaborate stencil work.
Monday, June 8, 2009
Monday, June 1, 2009
The title of a recent series of pieces I am making - and what I am doing as I sit and wonder ... 'what should I say on this blog?'
So I will talk about this series and what it represents to me.
As this series grows the images seem to depict the title, more and more.
The seated figure gazing out through an atmosphere - considering a thought, a moment in the past, or a path into the future.
The colours and textures deliver the figure to a different place. The colours are most important in setting the mood, as the colours of the figure lead the attitude of the thoughts being contemplated.
I can see the endless possiblities in colour and moods that can be investigated throughout this series.
Sunday, May 31, 2009
Well I have finally done it. Here is my entry for my new blog.
I want to use this blog to share and explore my thoughts on glass sculpture, techniques, new projects I am creating and what I have made.
I also want to explore current trends in the art world because there is so much change - how will it all affect the way artists approach their practice.
Enough of that - Let's see how this blog is going.