Long Drawings

“Long drawing” is an interference technique I developed in Drawing 3 to stop myself from being precious with my mark-making. I tend to agonise over the way that what goes into my eyes doesn’t come out of my hand. UPDATE: I have since learned that the foundation of this technique is known as “blind contourContinue reading “Long Drawings”

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”

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”