Last week I was mostly… building a framework for Larain’s painting of the ladder in the wood clearing. Whilst walking in a wood very close to my house I came across a lumberjack’s clearing (romanticised obvs.) in it stood an aluminium ladder leaning against a tall straight tree. It was somewhat surreal since there seemed … More If a ladder stands in a forest clearing…
Whilst waiting for our opening presentations to restart on the UEL DFA teams session today I opened an email from the Art Council to learn about an installation that looks worthy of further investigation. “Narrenschiff [German] (Ship of Fools) is the first ever film installation from Nigerian-American artist Kehinde Wiley renowned for his naturalistic portraits … More Boat of Fools??
Yesterday, I spent the morning working with Larain (my Aletheia Art Collective colleague) on the triptych of willow branches on ash ply panels, which I think look great. I was particularly pleased with the panels Larain had prepped and the cuts I made to the branches that were neatly in line with the edges of … More Making with an Eye to Viewing
On Thursday I presented myself to my the UEL Fine Art Doctorate research group, when I say myself I mean I gave a presentation of my artwork, which in all intents and purposes is me, since my work is intensely autobiographical. Dealing with issues such as: the source of my illness; coping (or not) with … More “Hi, my name is…”
This week I’ve been working on a collaborative piece for The Somerville Foundation and the UCS Science dept. The brief was: we (12 artists) were to add an ephemeral drawing to the wall of the Waterfront Gallery and to embellish a 3D printed heart (which was slightly oversized). The science lecturer told us … More The Scarred FOR Life exhibition