I was wanting to connect with printmakers out there beyond the QCA print community who would like to run a similar event with the intention of raising funds for the Artel artist group. The format is very simple. Each participant donates a gold coin to be a part of the event and any proceeds from the sale of works are also to be donated to the Artel group. No commissions...no percentages...this event asks you to engage in your altruistic nature and simply... create and donate. If you or your print group is interested in being part of this event please contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Saturday, April 30, 2016
Etching, bees wax and photo-transfer image.
After two weeks of visiting the natural history museum here in Brisbane to study various species from the ontological collection tenuous threads of association are beginning to surface,,.seemingly impossible to keep the bird and the human form separate...references to the map weaving its way into the surface of things...'birds as maps'... at times all one needs is a title...almost impossible to see but the surface of these bees-wax embedded images have incisions of marks that relate to the notation of maps...coastal and interior spaces...everything is a map.
Etching and bees wax (detail)
Etching and bees wax...(detail)
Saturday, April 23, 2016
Several days of the past week were spent visiting the Queensland Museum studying the collections of bird species to commence a new series of etchings...at this stage nothing more than a vague notion of using the images and the scientific descriptions of birds to reflect upon the relationship between art and science,,,a space that perhaps should never have been severed to the degree that exits in present times...gs.
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Mytho-Poetic: Print and Assemblage works...Sturt Gallery will host the second last showing of my touring show...I will visit for a weekend of workshops on May 28-29th...I'm not certain if there is an official 'artist talk' but I'm more than happy to meet and speak with visitors about the works...gs.
Thursday, April 7, 2016
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
A fable in brief is simply an extended description of what metaphor accomplishes. It avoids saying 'this' stands for 'that' and allows meaning to remain unfixed. This fluidity is also a displacement, one thing substituted for another. Metaphor like collage is always a disturbance, an enigmatic disturbance. It's illusiveness registers more poignantly what remains absent. Fable in Brief is a slowly emerging series of drawing/tracings and etchings that will be bound into a collection of artists' books to celebrate the Year of the Print in 2016.
(i) - (iii) Fable in Brief Graphite on tracing paper