Sunday, 21 July 2013
This marble sculpture called Venus is inspired by the famous prehistoric sculpture the Venus of Willendorf. As well as a development of other female figures I have been working on up until now. This piece stands 45cm high including it's blue stone base.
Saturday, 20 July 2013
Thursday, 18 July 2013
Friday, 12 July 2013
This series of five paintings of Brancusi's atelier in Paris was created from photos I took during my time there. Each painting has carved 3D elements to enhance the sculptural theme and play with the 2D VS 3D aspects of the subject and the painting. Materials collaged are marble, wood, copper, bronze and photography. Each artwork is 60 x 90cm.
Wednesday, 10 July 2013
Monday, 8 July 2013
Monday, 1 July 2013
How do you show the absence of a much loved thing? How can you express that it is missing and the loss you feel, when the object itself is no longer there? This was the challenge I came up against while creating this painting of a gum tree that was cut down at the end of Greeves street in Fitzroy. As a way to express this loss I decided to carve out the silhouette of the tree into a wooden board, creating literal absence, then paint the sky and street scene directly over the top creating the illusion of a ghost gum. This way the invisible becomes visible and the gum tree that was once there still exists, living on in our memory of the scene.
Mixed media and wood carving on board, 90 x 60cm.