Tuesday, 28 July 2009

One & Other

One & Other: "Fourth Plinth
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.

One and other again

I have just applied to be on the fourth plinth.The selection is on August 1st for a place in September.Its a random selection with thousands of applicants applying so I probably havnt got much of a chance.If you dont enter there is no chance,rather like winning the lottery.
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.

one and other

My friend Jean Westbrook will be appearing on the fouth plinth in Trafalger Square at midnight tonight as part of Anthony Gormleys project `One and Other`.I am hopeing she will be making an appearance with her `Big Cardigan`!
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

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.

find make wear

find make wear, originally uploaded by effemera.

This is the piece that was included on the V&A site,its a bracelet made from cardboard boxes and wire.

Find, Make, Wear - Victoria and Albert Museum

Find, Make, Wear - Victoria and Albert Museum: "Find, Make, Wear
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

sunflower book sculpture

sunflower book sculpture, originally uploaded by effemera.

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.

Older work

folded book, originally uploaded by effemera.

Older work

folded books, originally uploaded by effemera.

This is some of my older work.

Try Mind Mapping

Try Mind Mapping, originally uploaded by creativeinspiration.

Found these rather nice mind maps on flickr.I quite like the idea that the one above is a mind map about mind maps!

De-Clutter Mind Map

De-Clutter Mind Map, originally uploaded by creativeinspiration.

Really nice mind map found on flickr.

For more info and inspiration take a look at http://www.mindmapinspiration.com/

Too many ideas

At the moment I seem to have too many ideas in my head.I have spent lots of time this week experimenting and doing research and development. Problem is though that one idea always leads to another and one experiment leads to another so nothing seems to be achieved.
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

Monopoly Brooch

New origami brooch made from Monopoly money.I found a travel monopoly game in my loft,the size of the money was perfect and gave me a great oportunity to experiment with a repeating process (origami) and also a repeating material (money).This is something I have wanted to do for some time as repetition as a method of working interests me and it is suprising difficult to find suitable paper based materials without having to buy lots of stuff that you dont want,e.g sweets,lottery tickets etc.. It also gave me the chance to use money even if it is play money,the concept of value remains the same without literally breaking the bank of me!

Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Cafe Handmade: Share Cafe Handmade

Cafe Handmade: Share Cafe Handmade

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Have just found this blog that looks pretty interesting especially if like me you create things handmade.