A selection of very old and a little more recent work, all jpegs all B&W.
Printout or colour digitally, but be thoughtful please.
Strange days indeed.
I feel very privileged to have been asked to curate an exhibition for Sheffield’s Year of Makers.
It with be running in Sheffield at the City of Makers Gallery in November.
The working title is ‘Woven’ and I’m interested in submissions that explore the medium of the woven material as a conduit for artistic expression and design conclusions.
I will also be showing a new piece of from my own practice as part of it.
Here’s a link to the submission details on the Year of Makers site:
Fancy more details? please get in touch:
Here’s the next stages in the progression of the Moon Revisited piece.
I’ve taken the concept out the sketch book on to A3 smooth cartridge paper, its in HB pencil and I’m inking with Unipin 0.3 and 0.1 pigment fine line pens.
Once inked I rub out any of the very heavy pencil lines and scan into Photoshop.
Its scanned at a very high resolution so when I scale it down to it will retain as much fine detail as possible.
From here I start the clean, copy and readjustment/refinement process.
This Piece has been languishing in the digital equivalent of a dusty draw for about year after the client.. ahem..’changed their mind’ I think that’s the polite way of putting it.
So, I’ve dug her out and given her a bit of a re-model and a re-colour with something of a Roger Dean inspired pallet.
I think she deserves to see the light of day after everything she went through.
Adrian Carter Sheffield based audio wizard has done just an amazing remix/revision/total overhaul (part of the Sheffield Year of Making) of my sound piece that accompanied the buried moon film.
He’s taken what was simply a bare bones audio track of me reading the folk tale and turned it into an ambient bit of magic that unfolds beautifully to colour the world around the tale.
Its simply so fantastic that I felt it deserves a visual revisit of the work to match.
Here’s the site https://meetyourmakersite.wordpress.com/
Here’s the bandcamp https://adicarter.bandcamp.com/album/meet-your-makers
Here’s the prep sketch for the work in progress straight from my sketch book:
After the fantastic news of my show extension, there was a slight panic, I had every intention of shooting the garments on a live model and furthering the narrative of the work with a short photo essay, but how to shoot garments currently on display in a exhibition?
I was really not keen on displacing the exhibition half way through even for a day, due to the complex nature of the display, so the only alternative was to shoot the garments toiles.
So for just under the last two weeks Ive been reconstructing the toiles, as most had been unpicked to make the final patterns for the finished garments, I also had to recreate the jewelry and styling (wigs etc) components as most were one offs.
As the toiles were missing much of the finished details of the finals (the screen printed pomegranates for instance), the real challenge here was trying to create the impression of the finished garment with showing too much detail giving the game away as it were.
So on Sunday we took to the moors and woods to bring the Moon to life.
Going for long shots and heavy editing post production, I’m working towards creating the feel of both the exhibition and underling narrative.
Here’s a image in progress, it reminds me of the ‘Rotoscoping’ work of Ralph Bakshi.
My lovely and incredibly patient model for the shoot, is named after the Norse Goddess Freya, who rather uncannily has a correspondence with the full moon….
Going to be going to print with this little pretty tomorrow, It features the double mirroring of my Wayland Wood photograph, and the tiny monogram of my dog & wolf design in the corner.
It will be available to purchase shortly after as a very limited edition scarf, in conjunction with my micro show launch. And will be on offer at the private view for a very special price.