Another project involving bud vases but this time it’s objects made for a gift shop. I’m still wondering whether using hardwoods would give the dishes more longevity but we’ll get back to that at a later stage. Funny where designing and making things takes you!
Well it’s been interesting transferring drawings to readymade objects to say the least. But so far so good with the exception of a few accidents which kept delaying the project. There is nothing like nearing completion only to see it fall apart in your hands ha ha
This sculpture was made for the ‘Woof Woof’ exhibit at Gallery Yampu, Port Adelaide for the annual SALA festival. Opens August 9th and I hope to see you there!
Join us at the National Railway Museum Port Adelaide this weekend, one of my pieces is included in the event 😃👌🏻🚞🎨
Or more accurately a series of murals done throughout the building over the course of a months or so. Cutting the stencils actually took longer than to paint but that’s part of the process. Now I’ve got a series of motifs to use indefinitely or at least until the material breaks down.
The beauty of using metallic paints is that some murals are only really visible at certain angles or times of day. It requires repeat views, making it a process of gradual discovery.
I have been painting and decorating the hallway for a few days in preparation for a mural. All of the colours except the yellow were mixed out of the dark brown, it worked particularly well in the stairwell. The images will be created using stencils and the cutting process has definitely been the most labor intensive part of this project.
Here is the completed tryptich for the final exhibit at Urban Cow Studio before they move into new premises. Enamel on mixed media, these feature a few aerosol techniques I rarely use 🤔👌🏻🎨
A bit more decoration in another part of Brick City Bar, these were based on some of my favourite musicians. And some, like Bjork, Nina Simone and Dave Graney, were especially difficult. This has been a really fun little project which may continue over the next few months 😃👌🏻🎨