Thursday, 23 December 2010
I am now half way into this process and this is the most interesting part of it. This research that started with a bit of experimentation because I felt I needed it into my art has become something much deeper than this, it as become my inner artist.
Earlier in the year , I did also a little bit of experimentation but at this stage, it didn't really bring me anything very new to my work so may be at that moment in time, I wasn't ready for the discovery.
This time, when I started this new experimentation phase, i didn't think again that it would change my work much although I started to feel different about my work and started to question more but I can now say that it will. I am not too sure what is the difference between the earlier experimentations and this one but my vision and my direction in my artwork is changing.
At the moment, everything is a bit shaky ( in term of the work produced) but ideas are forming in my head faster than they are in producing the work:) I am still faced with learning new method of working, new materials, new ideas and how to form them and I think that will take a bit more time but I am making sure that I keep my sketchbook updated my my thoughts and ideas, even if I am not ready to make the pieces yet.
For the moment, I need to reflect on how I am going to use this other half of the challenge. I am still reading few books to help me in that process, mainly technical books. I need to go through my sketchbook again and reflect on that first 51 days of experimentation and see how I can take this further....
......so in the meantime...
I wish you all a MERRY CHRISTMAS and Happy New Year 2011!!
Friday, 10 December 2010
I have been waiting to receive some new tools and some new materials, little samples of some very funky new material but i will reveal those much later.
I also need to consider getting a wood burner for my studio next year ! too cold in there to work..can't do below freezing temperatures, in fact can't do below 5 degrees:) so didn't manage to do too much over the last couple of week.
I am still reading my book about Barbara Hepworth but I also bought a new book about graphic designs techniques as I feel this will also hep me a lot in my research.
a fair amount of little works came back from the kiln...nothing broke! will be testing different glazes next...
another little maquette
shape number 1 in clay ( red clay that once cooked becomes black!)
Friday, 26 November 2010
Tuesday, 23 November 2010
Monday, 22 November 2010
I have collected a fair amount of recycled materials from can of cokes, old metals and pieces of wood but for the moment, although I really love those materials, they don't inspire me to build anything so I will keep them in my studio for the future just in case.
Architecture as well as clean shapes and lines are really inspiring me at the moment, probably from my scientific background. In the other half of my journey, I will carryon this experimentation but also concentrate in completing the few projects that I have in mind at the moment.
still inspired by architecture and following the Horse and Amazone pieces ( inspired by the oxford architecture), here is the first maquette for the skyscrapers. I am not 100% happy with the result so far but working on it.
|This work is in the same line as the Horse and Amazon pieces, inspired by architecture, clean and sharp lines.|
Sunday, 21 November 2010
I suppose that when I read this definition, this is what I have been trying to do in some extends but this is not the only way my art is going as I am also trying to define the main components of a movement or attitude and this is not defined by abstraction? or is it?
Saturday, 20 November 2010
also finished my new version of Horse and amazon. After this version, I notice that I am still very inspired my architecture so I am preparing another piece inspired by modern architecture - sketches to come soon.
here is the next version of horse and amazone -
|Horse and Amazone2|
Monday, 15 November 2010
Sunday, 14 November 2010
Wednesday, 10 November 2010
Monday, 8 November 2010
I think I am now happy with the rhythm of the piece!
|top- initial version|
middle - yesterday's version
bottom- todays version- much happier with the rhythm of the work
Sunday, 7 November 2010
|re-working the sketch|
Wednesday, 3 November 2010
so more little horses for it, since i have decided to do 100 of them , I have a bit of work!:)
Tuesday, 2 November 2010
few new little horses being built.
Wednesday, 27 October 2010
Started playing a bit with the new material. I need a big saw machinery but this will have to wait! ( cant afford it:) ) so got little saw instead and other little little tools... if you want to see the result then you wont ...not quite yet! not quite grasp the new stuffs yet:) but one thing I did manage to make is a BIG BIG mess in my studio:) I think I was a bit too ambitious with what I was trying to make to start with. so tomorrow, I will have another go but i will be sensible and start with simpler shapes.
For that I did few little maquettes in clay and will try to reproduce them using the new stuff ( starting with the small one!). here is my little "organic forms" to use.
The multiple project is going on well, few more little horses on the go ( very small ones) but will be adding pictures tomorrow.