Tuesday, 31 August 2010

A stroke of luck

Today I visited my old flat to ask the new tenants a question / favour (long story not worth detailing). I had intended for it to be a brief visit, but I got talking to the lovely new occupants and we shared landlord stories. As they were showing me around the 'renovated' flat, I saw something familiar on the floor of my old bedroom. Immediately I recognised the large sheet of cartridge paper as belonging to the portfolio of artwork I created on my foundation course and sent to GSA with my application for the Environmental Art Degree.

Dave had found the collection of sheets under a cupboard (I really thought I have looked everywhere and taken everything from that room when moving), and along with his other flatmates, had sorted through them picking out some pieces to keep and put up in the flat. The other sheets had been folded and were waiting outside in a pile of rubbish to be collected by the bin men tomorrow.

I quickly rescued the other sheets, and was amazed at my luck of being in the right place at the right time.

Dave told me of how he and his flatmates had enjoyed going through all my work and selecting pieces for their flat. I feel delighted that I just so happened to be there when the work was still outside rather than in the landfill.

Monday, 30 August 2010

exploratory drawings

Ive been experimenting with creating complex structures from simple forms.
These drawings have prompted me to extend the work into a three dimensional realm.

collograph prints

Monday, 16 August 2010

Forthcoming exhibition in South Korea

I was invited to exhibit work in a group show in South Korea, and have 3 works featured in the exhibition; Abacus, my quest to find a shaddock and Cat's Cradle.

The show opens on August 28th, and more details can be seen on the poster.

I will be uploading documentation once I receive it!

Analogue - Turn up the colour

I always try to pop into Analogue when I am through in Edinburgh. The problem is that I always find a book I want to buy!

As well as being an incredible home to a range of art and design books, the gallery operates a changing exhibition programme.

The current exhibition was just up my street as it is very colourful

Sunday, 15 August 2010

Martin Creed at the Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh

'Down Over Up' by Martin Creed at the Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh was a real delight to visit and a thoroughly enjoyable experience.

Much of Creed's work appeals to me on a number of levels. The inherent humour in his work is refreshing, and his work is visually appealing, especially when he uses colour. But his work is far from superficial. It deals with the human desire for humans to try to order what is around us.

The first Edinburgh Festival special episode of The Culture Show http://beta.bbc.co.uk/i/tdzc3/
asked some important questions:

Why do we find pattern satisfying?
Are we just creatures of habit?
Or do we classify the world to help us understand it?

collage installation

I have been extending my collages onto a larger scale so the forms grow over walls...

Schema at Scottish Opera

I was recently invited to exhibit some of the work from my 'Schema' exhibition at the Scottish Opera Technical Centre cafe.

If you fancy going, the address is:

40 Edington Street