a new chameleonrecruit

I am currently working on six new chameleonrecruits from the sirens saints and sinners series hopefully to get exhibited as a one group.  Here is the first of the new recruits – slightly different process in that a decorative slip was applied at quite a wet stage of the building process and where it is quite thick it has started to peel and flake – I couldn’t have asked for a better result.  This piece was coloured bisque fired, stained and then fired again.  The final finish is hot wax allowed to partially seal but add yet another layer of decay. size approx. 40 cm x 40 cm x 30 cm

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and this is a little siren – trying to escape from her box

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and the original drawing

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drawing for sculpture

tusk gallery opening

fly-in fly-out – a very busy 24 hours but what a great night.  I met up with the owners of tusk gallery Gary and Georgie and their staff Katie and Olivia at the opening. All generous beautiful people doing knock out work – the gallery looked stunning, the opening was in full swing. great music, food and atmosphere.  I was very fortunate to sell a good girl scout – neverleaveshomewithoutherhanky and red (one of the original sirens)

Here is a couple of photos of the chameleonrecruits together for the first time – perhaps a little challenging but certainly telling a story ! Many thanks to Gary and Georgie for offering this great opportunity.  If you are in Melbourne well worth visiting the gallery there is always great viewing.

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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

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I can see clearly now !

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.

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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 been restored.  And yes I can see all the wrinkles.

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 🙂

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