I use cyanotypes to document my passage through the arid Australian outback landscape at Fowlers Gap.
A journal entry about my photography practice and some of the hundreds of shots I made on my trip to the Australian outback.
“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”
The Fowlers Gap Interventions My initial proposal for our visit to Fowlers Gap was to explore my bodily relationship with the land by revisiting an ongoing series of body/land/performance artworks. My first Silueto was a straightforward scratch in the dirt of the driveway just after breakfast. Morning cross-light put the mark into relief. I choseContinue reading “Silueto”
Exploring the first of my Silueto series, inspired by Ana Mendieta’s Silueta series.
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 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 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)”
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”