Currently working towards finishing installation piece for ‘loss reverence and longing’ at Wagga Wagga City Gallery. This exhibition is part of the centenary commemorations of the ANZAC story. My contribution is called ‘absence’ and is four x 4 metre length panels of gauze field bandage with cigarette cards sandwiched between the layers and stitched. The sculpture sits in front of the panels.
the previous vessels with drawn images were collaged onto the side – this vessel almost has a repeat pattern drawn directly into the clay. everyone has their own way of accomplishing a task – after trial and error the best method for me has been to cover the freshly hand built form in underglaze before it gets to the leather hard stage – and to carve back into the vessel while the clay is still quite moist. keanes white rake, hand […]
more echidna vessels join the family. These are all heading down to Anthea Polson Art Gallery on the Gold Coast for their christmas exhibition. handbuilt keanes white raku, underglaze, sgraffito and echidna quills.
and having started something with the echidna vessels (of which there are more to come) a slight diversion with some more hand-built collaged vessels. hand built keanes white raku , underglaze, paper, shellac, encaustic, vintage buttons and thread. 30 cm
A couple of years ago we salvaged the remains of an unfortunate echnida from the middle of a busy road. Having always wanted some echidna quills for my work I was both happy and saddened by this little fellow’s untimely demise. As oneof the many mammals listed on australian endangered species lists their quills are precious. I hope that in the re-use of these quills that the work is seen to honour and celebrate these unusual creatures. The vessels are hand […]
This is the third large drawing in the series for Roma Regional Gallery – I have many progress shots which I may post later – image below a composite of the three drawings together. Size is approx. 150 cm x 100 cm charcoal, gesso, acrylic
I haven’t been very good at keeping up-to-date on my blog but i have been plugging away in the studio. Over the next few days I will post some of the results below are two figures ready for the Roma regional Gallery exhibition. hand built terracotta, engobe, underglaze, stains 70 cm x 40cm x 30 cm
I thought I had three images to upload of this drawing in three different stages but I could only find the first and third this morning – obviously in haste I have closed photoshop before saving the image :-( Never mind below are two stages of the drawing (still in progress) charcoal, white and black gesso and mono print
Currently working towards completing a series of large drawings to be exhibited with sculptures at Roma Regional Gallery. Having cleared a little space in the studio by packing up the sculptures going to Gold Coast International Ceramic Award I could hang the first piece of paper to be worked on. Size approx. 1.5 metres h x 1.2 metres w – stage one charcoal, gesso, watercolour and china graph What I really want to do is get a few of these up on the wall before attempting […]