Monday, 20 August 2012

Show preparation

Preparations for my show in Tin Roof are well underway.  It has been quite a challenge making a body of new work for a solo show with only a few weeks to do so, but I am confident that I have pulled it off.

So far, the biggest challenge I have faced is my lack of studio space.  I have always found it difficult (almost impossible) to make work at home.  I have never viewed this as a bad thing, I find it very beneficial to view making work as if it were a job and to treat my studio like an office that I have to be in every day.

I am fortunate enough to have a rather large living room in my flat, as well as easy going flat mates who aren't bothered about me taking it over with work.   I am also faced with the extra task of packing up my belongings to move out of my flat at the end of the week, clearly I am a glutton for punishment!

This was my living room a few weeks ago, as I begun making work.

Without giving too much away, there will be lots of my usual collage and some more text works,  and I am exploring colour and composition.  

All work in the show is for sale at very reasonable prices, giving people the opportunity to own a piece of contemporary art from a recent graduate (and also ensuring that I am able to eat on my travels!).  There will also be musical entertainment from the exellent Steve Herd, he doesn't have a blog but you can check out his Twitter here: @sjherd.

Want another sneak preview?  Here it is (mediocre iPhone photo, sorry):

Untitled detail. 2012

More found art.

My favourite wall in Dundee, and quite possibly of all time.  Truly beautiful. 

And some numbers.

Oh Canada

In ten days time I will be on a plane and on my way to my Canadian adventure.  

Saturday was my last day at work.  I worked there for almost 2 and a half years, which in waitressing time is about 40 years.  At times it was the most stressful job I have ever had, but the banter got us all through the day.  I have made some amazing friends in my time there, and I am sad to be leaving it behind. 

My leaving gift.  Edible leaving card and a bunch of Canadian dollars.

We had a party on Saturday night and my good pal little-oddities baked me some appropriately themed cakes for the occasion.

I have also finally gotten round to doing most of the things I had been putting off.  You will all be pleased to know that my limbs are now ensured for £15, 000 each.

Found Art

I have been taking photos of "found" paintings and collage on my daily travels.

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Breaking Vital Bones

Click for big!

Thank you to Rosie Barthram for her technical skills and kick ass poster. 

Thursday, 9 August 2012

Unexpected Moments

Its amazing the powerful memories that can be tied up in such seemingly trivial objects. 

This one snuck up on me today, and hit me right in the chest.

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Solo Show

I am excited to announce that I will be having a small solo exhibition at the end of August. I will be showing BRAND NEW art work at Tin Roof in Dundee that opens on the 24th August.

There is a pretty basic concept behind the show, and I will post more details once I have ironed out the specifics.

Fancy a sneaky peek at what I've been working on?  Here ya go:

Untitled (detail) 2012