Sunday, 13 December 2009

What now?

It's been almost a week since we handed in our work for assessement and I've felt pretty lost not being in the studio. On the upside I have a lovely new Diana F+ camera to play with! I'm going through film at a rate of about 2 rolls a week at the moment but I'm still waiting in suspense to see the results. Hopefully I'll get them back soon and if they're any good I'll share them.

Sunday, 29 November 2009

Interactive Wallpaper

As I was idly browsing the internet tonight I came across wallpaper that you can interact with. Now I'm a sucker for interactive art and design so I was quite taken with the idea. This wallpaper was designed by Kirk Mueller and features STD's which fade in when the user touches the wallpaper. There are video's available of the images fading in and out here. The conductive inks used can be screenprinted and used to draw with so it would be interesting to see them applied to some illustrations.

Thursday, 12 November 2009

Sum of Your Parts

Digital collage done on photoshop based on this memoir by Garyson Perry:
The inspiration for my piece was the line "Early porn for me was shopping catalogues". I wanted the image to be subtle and a bit subversive rather than obviously pornographic. I was also thinking quite a lot about how women are portrayed in advertising - those subtle seductive looks are enough to make people want to buy into that image and the sex appeal. There were alot of really mixed views on Grayson Perry within the class with some people being very accepting of the image he portrays with other being in complete disagreement, almost enraged. I found the article intriguing and interesting to read and it really challenged alot of stereotypes and preconceptions of gender roles, which can surely only be a good thing?

On a completely different, unrelated tangent I also drew a boredom bear on photoshop today. "Roar?" maybe its not so unrelated after all, maybe he's contemplating writing a memoir that challanges the stereotypes and preconceptions of what it means to be a grizzly bear?

Sunday, 1 November 2009


A couple of screenprinted stags head's I done this week. These aren't the best photo's as I dont have a scanner but hopefully I'll get them scanned in at some point.

Screenprinting was absolutely amazing, I'm counting gown the days until I can get back into the print studio!

Friday, 23 October 2009

Winter Warmth 2009

My work will be in the Winter Warmth exhibition Callander House and The Park Gallery (Both in Callander Park, Falkirk) between 31st October and 31st December 2009 along with many other incredibly talented artists and designers. I have 4 embroidered illustrations on show, 3 of which will be for sale, so please come along and take a look!

Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Friday, 4 September 2009

Self Portrait

Embroidered self portrait I done over the christmas period for the DOJ annual self-portrait exhibition done by all first year general course students.