Saturday, 19 April 2014
Friday, 18 April 2014
Thursday, 17 April 2014
Nicola Dywer was one of a great group of students who I finished teaching in February this year.
Nicola cast her husbands head and then planned to make the head in glass. At times when this ambition looked like it couldn't be fulfilled we discussed using ice as an alternative.
Nicola did manage to cast the head in glass, but she also cast it in many other materials including ice.
These are her coloured ice heads photographed on the beach on a cold January morning and I am very excited and proud of Nicola because this work has been accepted as part of the V and A 'Inspired by' competition. Her work will be exhibited at the Morley Gallery, London from the 20th of May to the 19th June with the other selected works.
Wednesday, 16 April 2014
The lace of the beard was dyed with turmeric, the worms were off cuts from a students work. It is inspired by a the strange concept of keeping bait worms warm. I am sure I remember that the fishermen kept them in their mouths to keep them warm and lively, a horrible idea/ memory that I have from when I was young.
Tuesday, 15 April 2014
'The old lady of Saline' beautifully evil, and lovely and colourful.
I loved doing the details adding lace to her neck and hands for wrinkles, chain stitch cable down the front of a boys jumper, the little girls plats and the metalic zimmer frame.
Monday, 14 April 2014
Sunday, 13 April 2014
Saturday, 12 April 2014
Shiho Ueda is a Japanese artist who builds up translucent layers of water colour or Aquarelle and lately also incorporates stacks of coloured papers. In her latest exhibition her work is moving more into the realms of installation creating an environment of soft flowing colour.
Friday, 11 April 2014
Tender scraps of thought and creativity by Britt-Marie Oskarsonn, remind me of the paper cuts of Hans Christian Anderson, Paul Klee's Puppets and outsider artists work like James Castle. Works such as these are vulnerable and yet strong, revealing the ingenuity, resilience and imagination of human spirit. Britt-Marie works in many media and genre you can see more of her work here.