Avoiding Mastery: the paintings

Avoiding Mastery: Whitespace Contemporary Art 2014  Mastery, according to the Webster dictionary is knowledge and skill that allows you to do, use, or understand something very well and a state of having attained complete control of something. My conundrum as an artist is that, whilst ‘understanding something very well’ might seem an appealing and mature virtue,Continue reading “Avoiding Mastery: the paintings”

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”

there is no retirement village for obsolete warhorses

I have finally finished a few of my sock ponies; it has been a long road. I have been meticulously painting the expanding foam, a tedious and awkward process that has allowed me ample time to reflect on the ironic inverse proportion of labour involved.  The making is quick and haphazard, involving a sock, aContinue reading “there is no retirement village for obsolete warhorses”