I was talking to some friends last night and they mentioned the piece I created a few years back at Psychetronica. It reminded me that there was a video on youtube that shows the piece being created in timelapse. Here it is!
Here's a blast from the past - live art piece from late 2009 at the Rhino Room. I think the Flying Squad were playing! The piece was 1200 x 2400 but was too difficult to carry around so I chopped off my favourite bird on the end and kept it. Its a combination of screen print, chalk and charcoal and acrylic house paint.
I was recently a part of Espionage Gallery's "Ingrained" exhibition. This was a group show that challenged artists to make a feature of wood in the exhibition pieces they submitted. I initially started mucking about with these fishy little pieces but they are still sitting around the studio incomplete. I became sidetracked with a simple but elegant sculptural piece featuring a section of a wild olive tree and a white clay bird form.
I use a lot of Feeneys Buff Raku Trachyte (BRT) for the construction of my clay sculptures. It's a strong, durable clay that I generally use for slab building but also enjoy using it for hand building techniques.
It's a coarse clay which when fired turns a sand colour with dark speckles.
Roughly in 2006 I began working with water washable oils. I'm a great fan of the versatility of oil paint but not always so enthusiastic about the washing up and fumes. The water washable oils by Windsor and Newton are a good alternative and I've recommended them to a number of people who have shared my enthusiasm for the paints.
This is the first piece I painted using the water washable oils and is also one of the first explorations of the use of dinosaurs as a symbolic representation of things ending or becoming extinct if you will.
I've always loved the elements so you'll often see earth, fire, air and water arise as an influence in my sculptural work in particular.
Starting with this piece I am experimenting with a series of elemental spirit masks. They are made with a brace on the rear so they can hang on a wall.
I knocked this piece out a while back at Topham Mall one Sunday Afternoon. Screenprint, stencil and puffy paint.
Here's a bit of a selection of little critters that have now since made their way into peoples homes. A hippo on a bean bag eating pizza and drinking coke, a cat grinning creepily, two dogs fighting over a bone and a baby vulture wondering when mum is coming home with some grubs