Huguette Caland. My new favourite.
Anke Linz and Andreas Oettinger take amazing photographs. They work together under the name Billy and Hells. Big inspiration.
I was walking around the city today with my Mum and Dad and on our travels we visited Craft Victoria were I found these fantastic little guys made by Handmade Romance, aren't they great? They each have personalised little tags telling you what they're into... I remember one of them likes playing with lego.
Also at NGV Australia I found the work of Sally Ross in a show called Contemporary Encounters, I love the portrait on the left especially.
Today I found the work of Marco Wagner, the drawings above I like very much.
I'm kind of a blank slate at the moment, I'm getting ready to start a new body of work. I love this beginning bit.
I had to show you this perfect thing, the latest creation by Ann Wood (an artist who constantly inspires me).
This photograph makes my eyes happy.
I bought some new sketchbooks yesterday, there isn't many pages in each and they have cardboard covers which is nice and comfortable for me. Glamourous sketchbooks intimidate me, especially the first white page, so clean and perfect, I never know how to start. I don't tend to keep a sketchbook, my initial ideas usually arrive as words that I scribble down all over the place, however I have recently been looking at the books of Stella Im Hultberg and thought it might be a nice thing to do...
Love the work of French photographer Cécile Decorniquet.
I have been a little quiet lately, partly due to the fact that I'm drawing, drawing, drawing in preparation for my next solo show. I'm afraid I might be a little relentless with the spam over the next couple of weeks because... I'm nervous... and I want you to come! Here are all the details:
Somersaults and Strange Company
Opening Night: Thursday 11 March 7-9pm
239 High Street Northcote
I was just looking through my recently collected bits of inspiration, a motley bunch...
I love the work of Lance Letscher...
I'm in love with Tracey Emin big time. I saw her talk once at the Art Gallery of NSW when I was a baby art student and I was smitten. I'm thinking about some embroideries for my next show and I just happened to stumble on this article from a 2002 issue of Craft Arts International.
I just stumbled across a most excellent blog, Saint Verde Digest written by Neville Trickett. He is constantly juxtaposing seemingly unlikely images that once put side by side do seem to become quite likely.
This is some work in progress for the upcoming show at Extended Play Gallery. For my next body of work I think I'm going to be channeling the spirits of some of my favourite female characters.
First up is real life pirate Anne Bonny. I'm fixated with Anne Bonny at the moment, ever since I found out she has the same birthday as me. A piscean pirate seems quite fitting. She is one intense character and her story is well worth a read if you have a spare minute.
Then there is Sarah Woodruff from John Fowles' The French Lieutenant's Woman. Probably best for me to give you a link if you want to know more, my head thinks in pictures, not too confident with lengthy fictional analysis. Here is the original, and very good, 1969 Time Magazine review of the book.
Finally there is Antoinette Cosway from Jean Rhys' Wide Sargasso Sea. Rhys wrote this book as a prequel to Jane Eyre, Antoinette is the first Mrs Rochester.
I think what they all have in common is a kind of split nature. There are intense opposing forces happening in each of them... quite inspiring for the basis of a few drawings!
It is cool when people rock their own universe.
I have the idea of making a series of small framed works, inspired by some of the things I came across on my travels. It sort of seems like a backwards process at the moment as the frames arrived this morning however I have no work to put in them yet.