Friday, 24 February 2012

Show Closing Next Week

Here's a little taste of the show that closes in a week, the last day is Saturday 3rd March so if you'd like to see it you'd better head on down to Hand Held Gallery in the Paramount arcade on Bourke street before it's too late...

Saturday, 18 February 2012

Carina Nebula by Touch!

So I've been mixing media, playing with layering Golden acrylic mediums and gels, building texture and watching them interact... I've also been getting ready to paint in oil, I want to paint Nebulae and I can see the in oil, with layers and layers of soft translucent glazing building these beautiful gassy colourfields.
But again, I don't want to separate processes in my practice, I want to find my own 'unified thoery' of painting so I considered starting these oils on my mixed media grounds. 

Then I found this image...It was so close to what I had imagined for my work!

This is an image of the Carina Nebula (one of my top 5 favorites) shown in texture! It's so amazing, check out!

How beautiful is this?

I found this amazing image while doing some research, the hands are in the wrong positions, but even still, I thought it was really beautiful. I've always seen something 'godly' in the Hubble space telescope images and thought this was a really cute expression of that. The image is credited to Joe Tucciarone.

Thursday, 16 February 2012

photons in/through my hands

I haven't been in to the studio this week, so I don't have any pictures to share but I'll share some thoughts from the week.
I have been thinking a lot about light... I've caught myself looking at reflections and thinking about photons and how they are magic, some will pass through and some will bounce back but you could never say which ones will do what. All you can really do is measure the probability and I like that.
Today I held a flashing bike light in my hand and sealed my fist, I watched how the red light made my hand glow and again though about those magic little photons, with their tricky particle/wave duality and I thought it was pretty cool that some bounced back against my hand and others passed right through it...

Thursday, 9 February 2012

A little note for a big thank you

I just wanted to thank everyone who came to the opening last night, your support and kind words meant a lot. It was great to have so many people there with me to celebrate this show, 'cos I see it as kind of an important show for me...
It will be the last show I have for a while because I really feel the need to settle down in the studio and focus on the body of work that's been in my heart since I was at art school, a body of work that I haven't been ready to embark on until now.
This show marks the end of a phase in my practice, which I have enjoyed, but I'm ready to move on from.
 I wont be showing over the next 12 months or so, I'll be experimenting in the studio, but I will endeavor to post updates on the blog about where it's all going, so stay tuned.
So again, a big thanks for your support of this show, it was  a great send off in to the wide unknowns of where my practice is going now.

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Opening night tomorrow!

The show opens tomorrow night, and I must say, I'm getting pretty excited!
Installation went very well and Megan was full of fantastic ideas for how to hang the show.
I'm quite pleased with it and can't wait for everyone to see what we came up with... and to see my first acrylic paintings in my last show for a time.

See you on opening night, but if you can't make it the show runs until March 3rd