Sunday, May 29, 2011

create vs stagnate

With assessment looming i am trying my hardest to get everything done. Current form fixations are spheres. Little brass spheres. Thank the lord for moors discs.
The spheres i've made range in sizes from 25mm - 10mm. For me there is something calming about a object that has curvature and of course mathematics involved.

Tinman could use this. Brass press formed heart, (Caz this it is the first heart i have made at uni, i promise.) difficult metal to use in the fly press as it hardens so quickly. I had to anneal it 4 times to gain the depth of 13mm or so. I'll post a photo of the perspex die i cut out. Biggest mission ever.

These guys have been a side project for a while. Finally getting them 
out there and into some stores. Keep an eye out for them.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

i have been busy...

Wednesday and Thursday have been a wash of emotions and momentum. It's forward no less.

We all crave fresh starts. Are they ever really possible, or does one always remember. I think forgiveness is a special thing and it is not always easy. I am of the motto that i will forgive but never forget. This is were i am at.

Today brought a lot of goodness. I am trying to nurse my peace lilys plants back to life... They were over feed nutrients when i repotted them with a compost potting mix. The chia pet is coming along i think. There are no seeds yet and i am almost at a point were i will have to put a plastic bag over it to give it a greenhouse effect thus pushing the growing cycle. Plants are amazing they can look much past there used by date, yet with a little love, sun and water come back from the brink. I am going to try and adopt this very simple yet natural way of life. Just looking for the essentials in life and trying to keep things simple.

roll up, roll up insert name here.

'Insert name here' is an exhibition featuring artworks by 9 contemporary Melbourne based artists; Ed Bechervaise, Chris Drummond, Hamish Munro, Matt Thompson, Prizm, Mayonaise, Michael Danischewski, Lance de France and Paul Round. The artist hail from different fields and backgrounds including photography, painting, printmaking, jewlery, street art and tattooing. This show has been curated by dangerfork to showcase new artwork from an up and coming group of Melbourne artist that are exhibiting together for the first time.

Opening night: Thursday 19th May 2011, 6pm-8pm

Exhibition open: Friday 20th May - Sunday 22nd May, 10am - 4pm

Located at a temporary gallery space, rear of 126 Franklin st (Fishing Shop), Melbourne, 3000

info pulled from facebook event page click HERE for it.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

if i am busy... part 2

Tuesday happened and it wasn't all bad.

I crossed a few things off my list and kept myself going. I have to admit the walk home in silence and darkness setting in did play on my mind. Got home and sorted out some evening activities. Fingers crossed.

Last nights chia pet snaps -

This evening i seeded the chia pet and now i await growth -

                                                      excess seeds... what will happen?

Monday, May 16, 2011

if i am busy...

I will start to feel better. I am setting myself goals for each day of the week. One a day at a time.

Today - Mission Monday as i call it. I woke up so late my sleeping patterns are a little out of wack with going back to work and darkness being my preferred time of the day.
* Cleaned the entire house top to bottom even washing the back doors inside and out.
* Prepped my chia pet and seeds (photos to come)

Here's to tomorrow -

On a side note Grace Jones did a version of this song. Random.

Friday, May 13, 2011

graphically aware

Spotted this visually textual piece otherwise known as an infographic on Giant Productions blog.

Had to reblog - this is right up my alley. Show me this and you've got my attention.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

things to do.

There are a couple of events happening and about to.

Claire McArdle has her second solo show "Public Displays of Attention." The opening was last night. Walking into the room it was exciting i felt like i was transported back to being a child, when colour and size beckoned me to play.  Each piece had its own character and the colours were so vibrant. Each viewer was invited to choose there favourite and put it and be recorded forever in front of the camera lens. This is a show you must get to.

Tonight NMIT is having there annual auction. Check invite below -