I wanted to use some of the analogue, paper-based work I make and see what I could do with it in a digital incarnation. This one is from a Tate brochure cover. I have used the outline of the dancer in various ways, here stained with dirty turps. Here traced and butted up to the … Continue reading From collage to digital
From the Rod Judkins encounter a takeaway was about whether, as an artist, you are an ideas person (e.g. Sophie Calle) or a process person (e.g. Peter Doig). I'm not sure you can be entirely one without the other but it was a helpful distinction. I started crashing things together in a process-oriented approach that … Continue reading Where did the Mad Hatters come from?
I took a course with Rod Judkins in 2019. I leave it for him to explain his approach in detail. In summary it amounts to crashing ideas together, using things that interest you. And to think while making (rather than design before making). He asks some medical students to create a virus (how prescient!) and … Continue reading Think like a virus
My paper collages make a concerted attempt to use up all my home-made papers (i.e. existing paper onto which I paint, stain, spill) and the contents of my 'for collage' box. Here I've used my discarded sublimation papers and stitch.
Do we still read these as they were intended? Are they still legs and cherry blossoms? What is the minimum shift needed to alter the interpretation? Our eyes are trained to see. How big does the shift need to be for us to see something new, different, unintended?
Drawing. My nemesis. And yet, I'm ok enough at it to be fine by me. Self portrait sketch - supposed to be meSelf portrait sketch - definitely not me!Self portrait sketch - me not me I'm right handed. One of the things I do, in order to loosen up, is draw with my left hand. … Continue reading Drawing