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Friday, February 27, 2009

Let me show you some of my art.

Current mood: anxious

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This is my space in the Fine Art studio. As you can see, it requires a new word to be created, to describe the next stage up from 'unworkable mess'. Unfortunately I only have photographs of a select number of works, and at that, only recent ones. Please remember that most of these are work in progress.

Pre-determination
clothes, wool, timber, ink





This installation is an exploration of determinism, the philisophical concept that we have no free will- our brain looks at a range of options, and picks the one that will best suit our needs. Our actions are just a result of past actions and events in our lives. Determinism is very similiar to the Buddhist idea of 'dependence of origin', one of the truths that Buddha learnt of in his enlightment. This states that there is a huge web of actions that extends across the world and back into the past, and any bad movement we make will be part of the web, and will cause another bad movement in the future. This piece is a practice for a larger installation that I will be creating for my foundation final show- a much more complex, expansive and better researched sculpture that I am planning to name Pratītyasamutpāda (Sanskrit for 'dependent origination').

Paths Cross
wool, timber, ink



This piece also deals with dependent origination. It symbolises a persons timeline, with outside influences bending and twisting its direction.

Imprint
clothes, resin, ink, lighting





This piece explores our connection with possessions, and how being in close contact with something can leave part of us in it, and it in us. I don't really believe in the spiritual side of this, more the psychological, where prized possessions can become an extension of someone's personality. However, I thought it would be an interesting concept to illustrate.

Kolkata
wool, timber



This installation is part of my reaction to the culture-shock of visiting India. A large amount of the visual inspiration I got there was from the telephone wires on the streets. I don't know why, it was probably one of the colder and scarier aspects of the city, but it's still fresh in my mind. I have a huge amount of work inspired by Kolkata, I don't even know what to do with it all. Anyone want some?

Dance
metal wire, timber



My apologies for the terrible photograph of this, I don't have much light in my workspace. This is my final piece for the Life Drawing NCFE qualification. I was really inspired by a drawing exercise we did where the model walked around the room while we drew her- no time to measure, no time to analyse, just time to express. This is what I think of as a 3D drawing, where I have bent lots of metal wires to follow the contours of my sketched lines. They all hang in a big tangle from a frame I built on the ceiling.

Purge
ink, acrylic, rice, canvas



These pieces were more of an experiment than anything. They're shocking, they're crude, but they're also very personal and very cathartic. Too personal really for me to explain to anyone who can't work it out themselves.

Anxiety
chalk, charcoal, fabriano



A piece for an exercise we are doing where we have to draw emotions. This is a pretty big drawing, I'm not too happy with it, but other people seem to be. Quite a reflection on the name, really. Hur hur hur.

That's all I have on photograph, I hope this was enlightening. I think India has sunk in enough for me to write a blog with photographs and stories from the trip, give me a couple of days to come up with that.
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kr46 wrote on Feb 26th, 2009 10:28pm

very expressive , the string and wood remind me of puppets , like the puppets have left the master, i especialy like the shirt with writing its like gothic messages that have just appeared like a code you have to work out for the answer, i do understand the blot test connection dude, the last piece is awesome ..respect.....peace

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rabidguitarista wrote on Feb 27th, 2009 10:45am

Thankyou very much.

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MushroomBomb wrote on Apr 18th, 2009 6:57pm

I'm not much of a connoisseur in the fine art of... arts, but I will say one thing.

The final one gave me lulz :D

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samichiss wrote on Apr 19th, 2009 2:37am

Wow. You are an amazing artist.

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§ArmyofAngels§ wrote on May 17th, 2009 10:27pm

:golfclap:

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Jackolas wrote on Jun 11th, 2009 2:01pm

Paths Cross, Imprint = excellent.

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oxymorcide wrote on Aug 2nd, 2009 4:25pm

wow.....youre gooood...^_^

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Splashed wrote on Aug 12th, 2009 2:06pm

Just amazing. Fantastic work.

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professorlamp wrote on Sep 20th, 2009 3:51pm

what a load of pretentious shite

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John W wrote on Dec 22nd, 2009 3:18am

oh...

THAT kind of art

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