Sunday, December 14, 2008

Quack Quack

Quacking is big in our house right now. There's a whole lot of quacking going on. So I made these little fellas... to help me get in touch with my inner duck. 

Guess I better get started on the cows. 

Friday, December 5, 2008

Making the cut

I haven't been spending a whole lot of time making in the studio over the last few months, but I have been working on a few things using the waterjet cutting process I used for the work in my last show. It's been an interesting experience for me, handing over a large part of my process to someone else. I'm used to being very hands on with my work, and really enjoy the making process and the problem solving and experimentation that goes with it. But i've also really enjoyed the process of working with industry- as frustrating and nerve-wracking as it has been at times, it's been a great learning curve and the process has opened up a whole new world of ideas and possibilities. 

It's been a rocky road between me and the cutters, but after a lot of trial and error I am so grateful for their perseverance and commitment to what were very small but very complicated jobs for them, and after muddling our way through a few failures and misunderstandings it's reassuring to know that they are still up for the challenge and willing to work with me on whatever takes my fancy. Bless em!! 

They have now perfected the very tricky art of cutting tiny pigeon feet from my little nana plates. There's a few legless pigeons hobbling around my studio, but mostly they're all now in good working order. All the ones above are roosting in the newly refurbished Rialto Hotel in Sydney, and the little fellas below have just been acquired by the Redland Art Gallery

And here's a close-up...a lovely bit o crazing don't you think? 

New works still in progress. Stay tuned.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Salon 08

My gallery here in Brisvegas are holding what promises to be a really beautiful christmas show of small works by some of their artists including Joachim Froese, Carl Warner, Kim DeMuth, Juan Ford, Judith Wright, Samuel Tupou, Daniel Mafe, Tony Albert, Jennie Jackson, Janet Laurence, Jonathan Kimberley, Stephen Hart and moi.  A pretty sweet line up. It opens Saturday December 13th. And you can check out all these artists work here. Go on!