sirens, satyrs, sinners and the occasional saint!

New work out of the fire and ready to deliver to Anthea Polson Art at Southport Marina tomorrow.  It is about a four hour round trip but absolutely worth the drive – the gallery is beautiful and full to the brim of stunning art work.

I am working on new series which includes some of the sirens but includes satyrs, sinners and the occasional saint! back in vintage machine drawers and other boxes.  The first images are guile

3_guile copy 3a_guile_detail copy guile_detail2 copy the latter image is transgression both are mixed media assemblage , ceramic sculpture, engobe, stain, underglaze in vintage sewing machine drawers4a_transgression_detail copy 4_transgression copy

 

measuring white noise – rud-abot-bot

measuring white noise – rud -abot- bot would be a bit of fun if it wasn’t so serious – currently we are in the throes of a federal election –

and the choices provide slim pickings (rudd or abbott)  .  clay body, muslin wrapped head, stitched with vintage fabrics and vintage tape measure, vintage metal meccano.

measuring white noise_detail measuringwhitenoise01 measuringwhitenoise02

abandoned

This figure was one of the first large sculptural pieces that I completed 12 months ago.Unresolved it stood in the corner of the studio abandoned while I struggled to get a more thematic group of works together for my solo exhibition last april.  Last week I started painting her more as an experiment towards some other large figures that I am currently working on – I am reasonably happy with the result – she is certainly more resolved. new_figure

work in progress

A couple of weeks ago I posted a sketch book entry ‘waiting for David’  I have started work on the individual pieces below.waiting_for_david_inprogress

Another trip to Noosa Gallery today to meet the press – a television programme called ‘the great south-east’ was doing an article on the gallery and they were kind enough to invite me along – as my work is currently in the gallery – programme airs in June.  Maybe my stars are beginning to line up 🙂

reposting the sketchbook entry belowwaiting-room

mother courage final (detail)

I have been trying to finish ‘mothercourage’ for entry into a sculpture prize which closes on thursday.  I have all but finished the work – fired it on saturday and started colouring sunday night. I finished colouring and waxing today.  I have one goodish detail photo but a photo of the whole piece is eluding me.  I think I will have to try again tomorrow. mother courage