15.04.2016

My blind contour response to my videos. I think ‘ole Claude would have filled the page. I am my own woman in this regard and only drew 8 images. An odd number would have been better but I only made 4 videos.

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15.04.2016

Reading about green art in Australia

http://www.cleanup.org.au/au/FunStuff/green-artists-overview.html

This is beautiful.

Indigenous input.

http://australianmuseum.net.au/blogpost/museullaneous/recycling-off-the-beach-aboriginal-artists-and-ghost-net-at-pormpuraaw

Ghost net art, Gur Atkamlu (Sea Blanket)  - E095183 #14

15.04.2016

 

This course has made me appreciate installations like this a lot more. Art crush here.

http://www.aurorarobson.com/the-great-indoors.html

The Great Indoors, 2008
This piece was made for Robson’s exhibit at the Rice Gallery in Houston, Texas. It is comprised of approximately 15,000 PET bottles cleaned up from the streets of New York. They are airbrushed with tinted polycrylic and riveted together with aluminum rivets. The installation also includes individual sculptures that light up at night via solar powered LEDs, A video with Robson speaking about the piece can be seen on the talks page of this site (click here to view).
The room is 16′ tall x 40 wide’ x 40’wide, which are the approximate dimensions of the piece.”

 

15.04.2016

Reading about Aurora Robson, saving plastic from landfill and turning it into something very beautiful. http://www.aurorarobson.com/

Picture

15.04.2016

Reading about Michelle Reader who uses recycled household waste to make sculpture.

http://www.michelle-reader.co.uk/index.html

 

“Perhaps her most famous work is this family portrait, known as “Seven Wasted Men,” that was made from one month of household waste from the family. “The materials not only highlight a need to address the amount of waste each of us produces, but also tells the story of each individual through the things they discard—a child’s drawings, a shopping list, a birthday card,” she says.”

15.04.2016

Essential reading:

This is a very interesting historical overview. Drawing by artist’s studio’s was a quest for the ideal “translated ” into the form of the live model. This practice informed teaching. Interesting to read about the intersection of Church and State on the drawing practices.

Milam, Jennifer. ‘Understanding Life Drawings’, in Maloon, Terence, Peter Raissis, and Art Gallery of New South Wales.Michelangelo to Matisse: Drawing the Figure. Sydney: The Art Gallery of N.S.W, 1999. pp 38-49.

 

15.04.2016

“Between the idea
And the reality
Between the motion
And the act
Falls the Shadow”

From “The Hollow Men” by T.S.Eliot

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Wire drawing. A bit of a failure on a few levels. It cant stand up alone. I didn’t use strong enough wire.

11.04.2016

Working on The Washing today both figuratively  and literally.

I divided the paper into vague quadrants and chose 4 washing stills. I depicted each still with 10-12 pens in a gradient of colours working from the top of each quadrant in a clockwise direction.

one  IMG_0127

twoIMG_0130

threeIMG_0142

fourIMG_0164

These are the pens I used.IMG_0166

This is the end result.

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08.04.2016

Looking at http://www.junk-culture.com/2014/04/three-dimensional-wire-drawings-by.html

Three Dimensional Wire Drawings by Louise Dawn Wilson – See more at: http://www.junk-culture.com/2014/04/three-dimensional-wire-drawings-by.html#sthash.gT1UhXQk.dpuf