Monday, April 25, 2011

Peace Within

Still on the topic for COMA (Collaborative of Maleny Artists) member's exhibition Maleny Image 8 : between the lines... and yes as mentioned in my previous two posts - only one entry person! I think this is artwork number seven... The theme is to make an artwork based on a book recently read within a size frame of 120mm square (3D).

I came across this small booklet in a secondhand bookstore on an Australian Sculptor Ian McKay - a career survey of Sculpture, published by Art Gallery of NSW, 1984. His works are large scale of welded steel and rusted metal / objects. Curious to see what I could come up with I gathered together tiny steel pieces to apply to his large scale works. As it turned out I only needed four pieces of steel and a happy accident fell into place while assembling it.

A step by step image to see the peace within...

'Peace Within'

H 8cm x W 8cm x D 10cm

Thursday, April 21, 2011

The narrative continues

REST - It seems I am being sent another message - oh, if only I'd listen........ perhaps one day?
This is a relatively small piece I was thinking of the COMA exhibition - even though 'one' entry per person, so why am I still making more works for it? Who knows, I give up!!! I guess I'm just having fun with the concept.


Flattened corrigated iron, hardwood blocks & porcelain

H 7cm x W12cm x D 2.5cm

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Narrative going on...

These works came about while contemplating my entry into COMA's next exhibition (Collaborative of Maleny Artists organised by Ken Munsie) 'MALENY IMAGE 8 : between the lines' to be exhibited at Rosetta Books, Maleny (27 Mayto 12 June, 2011).

So....... we are asked to create an artwork inspired by a book that we have recently read. Strictly a non-fiction kinda gal, my recent reads have had a tendency to be on the 'heavy' side and not everbodies cup of tea! So I opted for one of my 'lighter' non-fiction reads - 365 Tao Daily Meditation by Deng Ming-Dao with each piece (or word) reflecting one verse (daily meditation) from the book.

Working with my discarded prerequisite - 'chance' played its part once again with a happy find of an old Scrabble set a few days out from the call for entries. Too irresistable - exhibiting at a bookshop - title "between the lines"- finding the Scrabble tiles, words are a must for this one! And might I add, only one entry per person - geewizacumz which one to choose?

Each piece stands suspended upright onto old wooden stamp blanks. Assembled with cyclone rod, lock nuts, stainless steel spring and Scrabble tiles.

An arial view

REST : No.316 Rest

LIVE : No. 256 Arbitrary

SEEK : 261 Silence

Angled view - REST - LIVE - SEEK

DRAW - PLAY : No. 250 Reverence

HOPE - FIND : No. 240 Outlook


(corresponding verse - tba)

AWARENESS : No. 21 Skills

ABUNDANCE : No. 42 Walking

GRATITUDE No. 9 Optimism

TRAN_FORM : No. 41 Resolution

(this piece is open to be read either way - front to back or back to front!)

And of course, if further insight into each piece is desired, one would have to read the corresponding Daily Meditation to find out....

Friday, April 1, 2011

Keeping afloat

As in the title - life is a tad full on atm and you could say that I am just 'keeping afloat' with all my commitments. Time to post has been limited so I decided to post an image of one of my earlier assemblages. Exhibited in a competition this piece was Highly Commended.

Consisting of clay and rusted found objects, long sharp barbs protude - a sense of balancing pleasure and pain...