Sunday, 17 October 2010

drainpipe sculptures

Enter my studio at the moment and you will be greeted by what could be core samples from unknown lands...

multi-coloured mountains

Inspired by my trip to the Badlands when recently in Canada, I have created a multi-layered plaster cast using the same mould that I used for the paper cast sculpture.

Artists Books

I enjoy working on a couple of projects at the same time, in order to add variety to my work. As well as casting, I have been working on numerous artists books.

The time-consuming and delicate nature of making the artists books is balanced with the more free and less intricate process of casting the drainpipe sculptures.

I am hoping to sell a range of my artists' books at Glasgow Print Studio, but please get in touch if you would like to make a purchase - an excellent Christmas present I think!

multi-layered books

360 degree 'catherine wheel'

I enjoy the way that this form of book creates movement, rather like an animation as the drawing moves around the sculpture.

Hand cut hardback book

Hand cut books

I have created a series of books using a single sheet of paper. Each book has a hand-made pocket for it to fit inside.

Spiral book

I have recently been very busy producing a range of sculptural artists books.

The spiral books show the beauty that can be produced by folding paper.

paper casts

After a great deal of 'patting' the paper pulp into the mould (it took hours until the water was adequately removed from the pulp), I left the paper to dry in the studio.

Weeks after, the paper was finally dry and it could be taken out of the mould.

Here is the result:

I am pleased with the result, especially given that it was my first attempt at the paper cast process.

Although the paper is white, when pinned to the wall (as intended), the three dimensional nature of the cast is emphasised by the varied tonal qualities produced by the shadows and lighting conditions.

Friday, 8 October 2010

AHM Symposium - it's nearly time!

As many of you will know, I am Research Assistant for AHM (Sam Ainsley, David Harding and Sandy Moffat).

Over the past few months I have been helping to organise their first symposium:

STATE OF PLAY: Art and culture in Scotland today.

When coordinating any public event, the weeks leading to the event become increasingly busy, but as I sit here tonight, I feel pretty confident that we are on top of things.

The marketing has been done and flyers circulated
The volunteers have been recruited
The documentation of the event has been organised and batteries are charging
The catering has been ordered and additional supplies bought
The venue has been set up
Signage has been applied to the venue
All the tickets have sold out

Lets just hope that all our efforts pay of tomorrow

I am ultra excited about the event, and feel incredibly honored to work with AHM.

Thursday, 7 October 2010

Shelley Krycer

One of the great things about Open Studios is that it is a super opportunity to meet new people.

Over the weekend I had many interesting conversations with a range of people, some whom i already knew, and others who i didn't.

Shelley Krycer is a Melbourne based artist who is currently on her travels with her brother, and just happened to be in Glasgow for the open studios weekend.

We share some similar interests, and there is potential for us to do some kind of project together... watch this space!

You can find out more about Shelley by viewing her website:

Saturday, 2 October 2010

Open Studios - 2nd and 3rd October 2010

On a wet and miserable day, what could be better to do than pop along to the Briggait to have a gander round the artists' studios.

Thanks to everyone who came today. I hope you enjoyed it.

Tomorrow the studios will be open from 12pm - 5pm.

I hope to see you there!