Monday, May 30, 2011
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
"Flourish 1 & 2"
Detail - inside view
The next two assemblages - Clown & Maxine are reminiscesnt of fond childhood memoirs...
Close-up view of diamante bracelet - a bit of bling!
Saturday, May 21, 2011
I'd like to introduce PAT FLYNN my partner for the ABC Open - Artist by Artist project... It's like where do I start! In this post you will notice some extra links - it'll take you into the world of Pat.
Pat is an accomplished writer, (ex-professional Tennis player and teacher), modest and humble man and it is such an honour to be producing this documentry on him and under the professional guidance of ABC Open Producer Natalija Brunovs.
Pat writes realistic fiction with a dose of humour for young adults. among his long list of books and accolades, the most recent credit to his name is shortlisted for the 2011 REAL Awards (Reading & Enjoying Australian Literature) for his novel the "Tuckshop Kid"
Recently, Pat has taken up playing tennis all in the aid of research for his current work in progress - Ace a 28-year old tennis player who makes a comeback to the pro tour. Pat is competing in the Open Tournaments, he has started a blog tennisandwriting
on his comeback and journey...
Saturday, May 14, 2011
I'm excited to announce that I have been selected among nine other (extremely talented) artists to partake in an ABC Open - Artist by Artist project. ABC Open has paired together artists to make documentaries on each other.
Such a wonderful opportunity, and a great bunch of extremely talented artists involved. I am really looking forward to it.
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
For me this assemblage has a resolution feel to it - not insomuch as to interpret an ending per se more of an understanding, coming to an awareness or an accomplishment of... until the next chapter, anyhows.
My recent mood and emotion has most definitely being a direct influrence on what has been coming through within my assemblages and upon looking back on the process an evident religious spiritual theme has appeared - such as the sculptures 'House of the Holy : Enlightenend Ones, Trinity, and Temple Within...'
The majority of my process in the assembling is preety much an automatic pilot and chance happenings - once I've attained an allowing, a freeing from all and any conscious control and thought, can the create energy be drawn upon. Then later observations, once I've given time to breathe between each process, am I able to formulate the technical side of things; the drilling, welding etc... into the construction of the piece. You know tho' - the best observations I have had with my works are actually the comments made by the viewer. Yes! I love, encourage and welcome these comments - for they help me in the way of looking at and seeing the piece - which I may not have be aware of...they are gold moments and at times become a pivotal turning point, in the direction in my life - and I am thankful for all those comments!
"House of the Holy :
Sunday, May 1, 2011
Radiant Soul - is a sturdy piece to say the least with a 10LB Sledge Hammer head at the base, and a barbeque burner welded vertically upright. The stoneware clay bones protrude from the burner are representations of one's own perspective or persona that radiates outward.
This piece emanates as being feminine, previously my reference to the majority of my assemblages has been masculine, until one day someone pointed out that they saw them as feminine. Puzzled over this comment at the time, however now yes, I believe he was right!
H 43cm x W 23cm x D 7cm
Firmly grounded, anchored to mother earth, solid foundation to build upon, ignite one's own flames and sustain, for She will hold her head high and Radiate...........