During Sydney’s (first) COVID-19 lockdown, the gyms were closed, the outdoor exercise equipment was fenced off, and bodyweight training triggered a migraine, so I found myself with no way to exercise other than going for walks around the neighbourhood. It didn’t do anything good for my feet but it loosened up my lower back, aContinue reading “#AHundredHundreds”
The second post in my Silueto series features locations in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs.
Exploring the first of my Silueto series, inspired by Ana Mendieta’s Silueta series.
You will remember from the previous post, that the next post was going to be called LOVEYOU but this is the next post and it’s called LOVEYOUTOO. There’s a reason for that and I’ll get to it later. To recap: drawing, flowers, superflat, colour, counting. According to the course outline, Assessment 2 wants us toContinue reading “LOVEYOUTOO”
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”
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”
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”
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”
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”
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)”
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”
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”
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