I have been really struggling with this drawing for the last few days – trying to dream a resolution. And like many of my drawings it began in a completely different place – and has undergone lots of transitions. As a mother of twins the toll on the body is immense – living change. It is finally close to being finished (I think).
Where do you wear your heart? – new additions to the caryatid family. Fired and finished ready to take down the gold coast on friday.
My exhibition ends tomorrow and I am looking forward to bringing some of the pieces home. Below are a couple of installation stills of the caryatids. Apologies for not posting anything for the last few weeks – I have been busy but perhaps more importantly I have had the second cataract removed from my eyes. Having been all but monocular for the last few months has been a bit challenging but I am very fortunate that my eyesight has now […]
We are all done and dusted – monday morning saw us delivering the work to Noosa Regional Gallery. If I thought my task of getting everything there safely was an ordeal – the gallery staff were exhibiting a well oiled machine. In two days they de-installed two huge exhibitions and installed four new shows. A huge thank-you to their professionalism and capability and curatorial prowess in making my small contribution a pleasure to view. I am attempting to upload a […]
I have waxed and polished the drawers and glued the girls in place (I envisage at night they poke their heads out and have a chin wag) now all I have to do is pack the whole lot up for delivery monday. Here are some pics of the final two. The above caryatid is suspended inside the drawer. Part of her head and body is covered in scrim and then waxed.
Yesterday I was lucky enough to sit uninterrupted for a couple of hours waiting for David who was having a MRI (nothing life threatening – I hope). I started reading then pulled out my sketchbook. These could be some new caryatids developing – I need to get some new sculptures finished in the next few weeks for another adventure – hopefully I will have more to report on this front in the coming months. biro in A5 sketchbook
My favourite pastime at the moment appears to be ‘make over’. I have been working over St. Sebastion’s Wife for a few days now and finally I think the work maybe finished. I have posted the original and the ‘make over’.The new piece has several gel medium prints on silk from photos of my caryatids.
I have spent the day re-working this drawing and bringing some of the imagery from the background into the foreground and vice versa – might need to be sleeping on this a bit longer. It is a large drawing 180 cm tall x 80 cm wide.
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