A journal entry about my photography practice and some of the hundreds of shots I made on my trip to the Australian outback.
Playing with clay at Fowlers Gap… it’s like being at summer camp!
“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”
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.
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”