Part 1 Resisting Failure is Futile
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Put Up Your Dukes!
Put Up Your Dukes! Blue Oyster Art Project Space, Dunedin 18 June – 20 July 2013 the latest Achronological Manor project is Put up your Dukes! an exhibton/pulicaton/performance played out as a visual debate between Gabrielle Amodeo and myself. The project utilised the structure of the Douglas-Lincoln debate format used in the campaign for the Illinois senateContinue reading “Put Up Your Dukes!”
Paper Bag Research Forum
Ah how quickly it came and went…. Or more how quickly the three weeks following it went, what with mid-year assessment casting its long shadow over art school and my husband breaking his collar bone only one week after officially recovering from breaking his other collar bone. And breaking off a wee bit of hisContinue reading “Paper Bag Research Forum”
My One Day Wonder
These are some studio trials for my one-day exhibition this Friday, 18 May. It is part of the One Day Wonder project, a series of 24-hour shows at the Pearce Gallery, Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design. My exhibition is an experimental installation developing some of the ideas I have discussed in previous posts onContinue reading “My One Day Wonder”
flower children: part one
Look they’ve got necks
I have been on holiday and not thinking about art for at least two weeks. To help me warm up my brain I have been looking back over various projects and piles of paper. In so doing I re-found a couple of childhood drawings my sister gave me last year. To put these drawings inContinue reading “Look they’ve got necks”
Supreme: Failure teaches success
I found this book in a Japanese shop on Dominion Road. I think it is intended to be inspirational, though it seems a different notion of inspiration than the American version. the text reads: Trouble brings experience and experience brings wisdom. Failure teaches success Supreme If present unhappiness is compared with big unhappiness, feelingsContinue reading “Supreme: Failure teaches success”
After a lengthy silence I have returned with some drawings developed from the Flower Power/ animals debate I have been having with myself. These are A3 sized ink and water colour drawings made for a group show at Kobo Chika, my gallery in Tokyo.
I’m dreaming of Flower Power
Animals and their relationship to humans is still on my mind. I have also been thinking a bit about the flower power movement of the late sixties/ early seventies. This was sparked by a very brief aside in Barry Schwabsky’s introductory essay to Vitamin P: New Perspectives In Painting. In defining the advent of postContinue reading “I’m dreaming of Flower Power”
Some days I am a rabbit, other days I am a pig or a cat or just stranger with pointed fangs.
For the most part the relationship I have with my drawings is one of interested distance. The drawings emerge doing their own thing and I attend to them with care and respect for their autonomy. Strangely, sometimes they turn out to be drawings of me. Self-portraits if you like. It is always sightly disconcerting toContinue reading “Some days I am a rabbit, other days I am a pig or a cat or just stranger with pointed fangs.”