Monday, 30 November 2009
Monday, 19 October 2009
I have done it though and it sounds a bit pretentious and the word "juxtaposed" that gets used make me cringe a little but I haven't found a better word yet given the context. Generally I am pleased that I have redone it and hopefully wont need to do it again for a little while,I shall have to re evaluate my statement more often though as it has made me re-evaluate my work and made me think of why I am doing the work I do.
Here it is,comments/suggestions on grammer,spelling etc welcome!
"My work has developed from my love of Sculpture, textiles and Artists Books (the book as an art form in its own right). I am inspired by geometry, growth patterns in nature and repetitive structures and processes. I like to produce work that is small, tactile and portable which is why much of my work is wearable.
Paper and especially books may not seem like the obvious choice as a material for jewellery or sculpture. I am interested in exploring the experience and structure of the book alongside the aspects of the fragility and transience of the material they are made from, juxtaposed against the longevity and value of the content recorded in them. I am interested in exploring the idea that these qualities reflect some aspects of being human. I am also attempting to question the nature of `value` in the society we live in and to remember that the end of the book isn’t necessarily the end of the story."
October 18 2009
Saturday, 17 October 2009
As well as some of my own work you can see some wonderful work by lots of other paper artists. Ann who is also is a paper artist does some beautiful work using the technique of quilling(paper filigree).There are also some tutorials to take a look at which looked good,I certainly plan to take a closer look and have ago,thanks Ann!
Wednesday, 14 October 2009
This is one of the first pieces of work I have managed to complete since moving house.
Its made from the running out slips that are found in Rizla cigarette hand rolling paper packets. You get them to warn that there are only 10 papers left and they can come in different colours these are the blue and red ones.
I was inspired by the slogan that is printed on them that says-
"Rizla + its what you make of it".
Tuesday, 8 September 2009
The chapters deal with aspects of sustainable jewellery such as The found object,conceptually recycled,the useful object and ephemeral jewellery.It is a really interesting read that of course deals with the notion of sustainability in jewellery and design in general with some great photos to compliment the text.I would recommend it,very inspirational!
Thursday, 20 August 2009
Even worse is that i havnt had any time to make which is so frustrating. I am expecting it to be at least a month before I shall be in a position to be creating again.
I am at least hoping that I will have time to surf the net for interesting stuff to inspire me and all being well I shall post to this blog.
Sunday, 2 August 2009
The U.S. National Entomological Collection ranks as the second largest insect collection in the world with approximately 35 million specimens including over 100,000 holotypes plus hundreds of thousands of additional paratypes and other secondary types.
I rather liked the idea of the Butterflies having names that related to the landscapes that they have been formed from.This one has a place name of Old bess which I think is a lovely name for a Butterfly although i am not sure that butterflies really can be old.I think of them being ephemeral rather like the paper that this one has been made of.
Old Bess though is as `old as the hills`!!!
I had a thought that maybe i could make a display of them rather like a victorian collection in a cabinet,using map pins to hold them down.
Since i have had so many ideas fluttering around my head recently this is what I decided to do. The practice is good and I am not really all that great at origami but I love doing it and as they say practice makes perfect.
Not sure what i shall do with them at the moment.
Tuesday, 28 July 2009
The Fourth Plinth is the name given to the empty plinth in the north-west corner of Trafalgar Square in London. It was originally designed by Sir Charles Barry and built in 1841 to display an equestrian statue. There were not enough funds available at the time to create a statue and so the plinth was sometimes referred to as the 'empty plinth'.
In 1998 the RSA commissioned a series of three works - by Mark Wallinger, Bill Woodrow, and Rachel Whiteread - to be temporarily displayed on the plinth. Ever since, the 'empty plinth' has been home to a number of temporary works of art commissioned from leading national and international artists. The Fourth Plinth project is now managed by the Mayor of London's office, with advice from a special commissioning panel. In 2005, Mark Quinn's sculpture, Alison Lapper Pregnant, attracted a high level of interest from the public and media alike. A portrait of disabled artist Alison Lapper when she was 8 months pregnant, the 3.5m high sculpture was carved out of a single block of white marble.
Thomas Schütte's sculpture Model for a Hotel 2007 has been situated on the Plinth since November 2007. It is built of specially engineered glass in yellow, red and blue which collects the light, reflecting it through the edges.
Antony Gormley's One & Other will replace Model for a Hotel in July 2009, beginning the next chapter in the plinth's history.
I am pretty excited even though I am not sure how I am gonna organise myself regarding work and also my house move should I be chosen.
Here is the link to the live webstream.
Monday, 20 July 2009
Klimt02: Paper Jewellery: poor jewellery Milan Italy exhibitions unique custom jewelry custom handmade jewellery exhibitions
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Some wonderful paper jewellery or as they describe it `Poor jewellery` in an exhibition to be shown in Milan this year.The pieces I think are totaly stunning,the skill of these people is amazing as is the material of paper.
In September 2008 the Victoria and Albert Museum set up a group on the photo sharing website flickr called Find, Make, Wear in conjunction with artist jeweller Professor Dorothy Hogg MBE who was at the time Artist in Residence at the Sackler Centre for arts education.
For the Find, Make, Wear' flickr group challenge we asked people to add photographs of jewellery pieces made from recycled materials. The group had a fantastic response from the public with hundreds of contributions. This page features a selection of some of the most creative contributions, as selected by Dorothy Hogg.
Find out more about how to join flickr and the Find, Make, Wear group.
I was lucky enough to have a piece of my work selected for inclusion on the site.I was absolutley thrilled as the V&A is one of the best places to visit on the planet!
I could happily spend months there looking at the various collections.
Sunday, 19 July 2009
Book sunflower,when assembled it was about 2 meters tall and used 23 folded books.The books used were childrens stories mostly from the `Horrible Histories` and `Goosebumps`range.
The flower pot book at the bottom was made from a book about flower arrangeing which seemed appropriate!
I was trying to convey the idea of personal growth through reading,and that from a small seed of an idea other ideas grow and blossom.
I think I probably need to take a break for a little while and let all the ideas percolate and stew.
I do seem to have a butterfly mind which probably doesnt help.
For today while my ideas are brewing I am going mess with this blog and add some links to sites I really like and or belong too.
On the thought of butterfly mind possibly my mind could also be described as an ephemeral one too! it might be a good plan to do some mind mapping in my sketch book. I used to do this when I was at college and it really helped,must get back to doing this.Maybe my ideas would then be remembered and last for more than a brief moment.
Saturday, 11 July 2009
Wednesday, 8 July 2009
Monday, 29 June 2009
Bangle made using Ladybird book,I love these books as I have very fond memories of them when I was a child. My favourites were The Three Little Pigs which had some pretty scary illustrations especially of the big bad wolf! I also loved The Princess and the Pea, I used to put stuff under my mattress to see if I was a princess..... I wasnt! I also loved Cinderella, the illustrations to all the books were wonderful and certainly gave me a big incentive to read the stories.
Wednesday, 24 June 2009
Thursday, 28 May 2009
Tuesday, 26 May 2009
This is turning out to be hard going,but hopefully all up hill from here.
Am trying to get a link list going,the titles come up but dont link,I have to highlight them and go there from the drop down menu. Aaahh!! Must persist.
Monday, 25 May 2009
Amazing crochet by netamir on flickr.
I love crochet and must do some when I get chance, especially wire crochet.
My very favourite crochet artist is Ruth Asawa who crochets wire to make amazing ethereal shapes,crochet that somehow describes space and work almost like drawings in the air.
The remarkable work shown above and below is by artist and designer Neta Amir from Israel.
Sunday, 24 May 2009
Lego ring by JacQueline Sanchez
Saturday, 23 May 2009
Friday, 22 May 2009
Life is ephemeral and made for exploring so here goes.