Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Photo of a tree at my workplace. I really like trees. I didn't use to. I woke up one Saturday morning about 2 years ago and was suddenly interested in trees and planting natives. Before that morning, gardening was just a laborious pain in the trunk. I don't understand it. Something went click. Now I have natives everywhere. I talk to them, invite them in for coffee, and a game of know I've stretched the truth. Anyone who knows me is aware that I hate and despise card-games of any description. Card-games are like sleeping pills, along with their cousins, computer games.

Drawing/mixed media painting
The picture was a part of a series related to the human nature. We're always either putting our hands into something we shouldn't or trying to extract them. Sometimes its all a bit ambiguous. Sometimes there is that frozen state of inactivity where you are neither in or out.

This is an image I created of Ian, a friend. He is a funny humorous chap so I modified his mood using photoshop.

A collection of oil stick drawings, again, self portraiture experiments in a studio area. Really enjoyed them as a process. Most of them took about 3 hours approx.
Bitumen paints,
white chalk,
acrylic paint, pencil
I think thats all.

This is a piece I did at uni 5 years back. I was exploring self portraiture and though it isn't accurate, it is expressive. It expresses childhood. You move on don't you! yay!

This is part of an object that I made from floating floor lining, painted with latex, squashed under a photocopier, cut out, and placed on a mirrow and photographed. I even added simulated hair but this is a bald patch of it.

These are a few forms I made by stamping objects into clay. They're not flash but they are part of a demo I do for little midget year 8 students. They are simple.

Talk about going from the sublime to the ridiculous.
I work as a high school art teacher so last year I created this bit of gaudy crochet and taught a class of year 11 teenagers to crochet. All I can say is the torture was exquisite and very rewarding for me. I had the idea to post this image because I was looking at the perfect crocheting technique of a friend, Fi, posted in her blog.