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”
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”
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”