Nov 7, 2011

Bakery blackboard II

Can you believe it's this time of year again?
I've finished art school - it's finally the holidays. At home, I'm working on something big and overambitious. At work, I get to pimp out the blackboard!

Oct 19, 2011

Printmaking - Final presentation

Schoolwork - printmaking, our final rotation of the year. And here are my 3 finals. Come in and see them on our open day :)



Some details:


Print, again

Rainbows!



Oct 13, 2011

Print IIII

A handful more prints from the past few days, I'm having so much fun with textures + scrunched tissue, tehe.
The bottom print is enormous - A2! Waaaay out of my comfort zone here. Coolio.





Oct 10, 2011

Oct 7, 2011

Print II

Schoolwork: some more prints
I've been getting a bit carried away...




Oct 3, 2011

Sep 22, 2011

Painting week 4



Schoolwork: painting. Here are my 3 finals! Cover, Rinse, Contain.

Sep 14, 2011

Week One II


Schoolwork: painting. 4 of 6 paintings done since monday

Sep 13, 2011

Day One


Schoolwork: painting. A selection of 10 paintings I did over the break using the verbs 'cover', 'rinse' and 'layer'. Bright colours are my new best friend!

Sep 11, 2011

Stained glass

Watercolours on 10x10cm paper.


I thought I'd spend heaps of time painting these holidays, because I just miss it so much during the semester - 'it' being free time, time to do my own work in my own style. Like this little piece. But as always this free time mostly turned into a break from art itself, especially because of how easy it becomes to procrastinate and avoid working in my studio when I know that if anything I should be doing all the holiday homework we were set for painting... but I'm over abstraction, and the fact that I can't take it seriously is so demotivating. So the past couple of weeks were spent on lots of road tripping, tramping, experimental vegan cooking/baking, reading, and catching up with people I haven't seen since art school swallowed me up.


It's been wonderful. And although it's not much, the handful of little paintings and drawings like this one were so refreshing, and I'm feeling somewhat inspired again.

Aug 24, 2011

Xray pencil case


Schoolwork: drawing.
The last 'drawing' in my crime scene investigation file. All hand stitched. My tutor was right, I should have a stall at a craft fair because I am a nana.

Aug 18, 2011

paintingpaintingpainting

Oh my goodness.





Painting.


Is.






So. Much.



Fun!




50 paintings in 2 days.

now we need to choose 3 'verbs'.

mine are rinse (first right) roll (second) and blow (third.)



sounds like a hairdresser.

Aug 14, 2011

Pug.


It's a pug for Simon. =)
fineliner+white pencil.

Aug 9, 2011

Untitled (Lipstick)

Schoolwork: A performance/video piece for Time Based.
"It is an exploration of discomfort. It is about how uncomfortable it is to interact with someone who has smudged make up or lipstick on their teeth; about the discomfort of the participants when asked to create something usually accidental and avoided; about the uncomfortable relationship between a make up artist and the their subject, the vulnerability involved; and about my own discomfort regarding make up, and how clownish I feel when I wear it."

Aug 5, 2011

Grandpa

(sketch of my grandpa, charcoal and white pencil)
My goal right now, for schoolwork and my own work, is to get out of my creative comfort zone. To use media and techniques that I'm not used to, nor good at, nor that I even necessarily like. Make mistakes. Learn from them. Failure is great.

Aug 2, 2011

CSI week 2


Schoolwork: Drawing.
My series of 3 drawings, for the second week of our CSI project. I've been taking inspiration from Susan Collis' macro-sculptures and Shaun Tan's illustrations. And I've made myself the criminal.



Pencil on paper; fineliner and watercolours on layered tracing paper; fineliner and pencil on paper and plastic.

Aug 1, 2011

Macaroons

I began playing around with collage in the holidays, after Megan gave me a foot-high stack of her old magazines. Which I promptly mutilated, completely. This little piece was done as a thank you - tailor-made as she's mad about photography, tea, and macaroons. Yumm.

Mini Savouries


Recently I've been doing drawings on the bakery's blackboard during my shifts, so I can almost convince myself I'm a paid artist... of sorts. I was so glad when they introduced these pies: the picture before this was the new sticky date pudding, which were much harder to make seemingly appetizing, as they look like sticky brown lumps.

Jul 28, 2011

Boots

I love my new boots and my badass grandma.

CSI: week one


Back to art school, and it finally feels like art school. We're doing a drawing paper this semester. Yes, actually doing drawings - carrying around portfolios and rolls of giant paper, pinning them to the walls, getting our hands covered in charcoal, rubbing our tired sleep deprived eyes from late nights of sketching and ending up with conspicuous bruise-like facial smudges, or maybe that's just me... awkward. But anyway it's wonderful.
Our first project: CSI. We need to invent and draw a crime scene, and mine is shoplifting - the crime scene being the local art shop, and us as the criminals. I'll keep ya posted.

Jun 22, 2011

Jun 3, 2011

Photography Final



Schoolwork: Photography
Domestic Front
Excerpts from artist's book, 26 pages.

May 15, 2011

May 7, 2011

May 6, 2011

Sculpure final


Schoolwork: Sculpture
Basilisk. Pipes and paint, to resemble original pipe on the right.

May 5, 2011

Big blank canvas.


Schoolwork: Sculpture
Assignment 2
Easel in the wall.