LOVEYOU

Earlier this year, I painted a mural (Flowers) based on an ongoing love affair with flowers and pop art; Liam told me that it reminded him of Takashi Murakami’s Flowers Red Velvet so I looked that up and yup, it totally would. Murakami is best known for creating the “superflat” style from Japanese cultural formsContinue reading “LOVEYOU”

Stranger Thongs

One of our assessments in Drawing 1 was to present 30 discovery drawings of the same everyday object on a consistently sized and oriented ground (i.e. the material you draw on). “Significantly, the task also facilitates the development of an expanded vocabulary of drawing, requiring the experimentation and exploration of new processes and materials, newContinue reading “Stranger Thongs”

A Symbolic Self-Portrait

This is a second self-portrait based on the same yellow selfie as my tonal self-portrait but this time I applied an expansive, symbolic abstraction instead of a reductive, representational one. I started with a found canvas that was already painted bright yellow and there were at least two layers underneath – an eye and aContinue reading “A Symbolic Self-Portrait”

Reduced Palette Portraits

This project began as one thing then became something totally different that I hadn’t even imagined. My original intention was to develop an easy way to convert a digital photograph of a black and white print into a reduced-palette sketch that I could use as the foundation of an analogue collage. Got that? This portraitContinue reading “Reduced Palette Portraits”

Flowers, 2020

I have a thing for flowers. I can’t get enough of them and I can’t photograph them enough. I also like to draw them and paint them. I find that the simple, repetitive nature of their design lends them to being the subject of one of my favourite genres, Pop Art. Pop Art emerged inContinue reading “Flowers, 2020”

Barramundi (2019)

I love street treasure. There’s something about finding someone else’s waste and turning it back into something that is valued and useful that really warms the cockles of my heart. That said, I’ve been thinking vaguely about painting a surfboard for years but have never gotten around to it. One day, however, things were setContinue reading “Barramundi (2019)”

UNSW Artsweek 2019

Art Meets Science Science is art The works I exhibited as a featured artist in Artsweek 2019 were inspired by exercises done in small scale, exploring abstract forms and repetition. Random input was generated while exercising at the gym to create spontaneous glitches: lack of motor control caused by muscle fatigue between sets, pen andContinue reading “UNSW Artsweek 2019”

Floatation

Local businessman Zac from True Float put posters up at uni, looking for artists who would swap float tank sessions for art. I’ll try just about anything once so I wandered down and made a booking. It was good fun. You really do float on the salt water rather than in it (it’s 40% EpsomContinue reading “Floatation”

A tonal self-portrait

This self-portrait project began with a blurry phone selfie, as I channelled my inner Lenin (or is it Stalin?), gazing into the glorious future of the revolution. Note the awesome yellow wall behind me. The next stage was to glitch the photo by reducing the palette from 70,000 colours to just 15. This produces someContinue reading “A tonal self-portrait”