Venturing out into the world of wire is a totally new experience . Starting out yesterday it felt as if I should contact my visual memory and start thinking of how to create the 3D image. I guess it is a matter of push pull and stretch the wire and sort of mould it into shape. I am embarking on seeing if I can make larger birds with a wire frame then resin over the top and go from there. I have included my first attempt at creating some sort of morphic bird like shape which of course would look so much better with legs still thinking on that. It will be interesting to see what shape this all takes as it develops. I will post some more photos as the work progresses.
It is full on but exciting with the buzz of preparing for the first solo. The press has been running at least every second day and work done at night. A great learning curve, with making choices for titles, selection of overall work so that it is cohesive, interesting and varied for viewers. There is a mix of mixed media, prints and painting and surprise maybe even a little touch of sculptural elements.
Excitement builds as works take shape. I have been experimenting with overlaying and different techniques all on the one print. It takes a long time with making the plates, then inking and running the print through the press then doing overlays and checking to see if it works, then allowing it to dry before continuing. I experimented with a print and it has a collagraph, chine colle, woodcut, stencil, schminke inks, and intaglio all mixed together and then watercolour on top by hand. This will be in the upcoming show so interesting to see what shape it takes when framed.
1st August 2015 I will be having my first solo exhibition at JACQUI'S ART GALLRY 219 Buff Point Avenue, Buff Point from 1-4p.m. The show will continue till 29th August. Jacqui's Gallery is open Wednesdays and Fridays during the week 10-3pm and two weekends a month.
Refreshments will be available at the opening and it will be officially opened by Artist and Lecturer at Ourimbah Campus, Robert Gillett.
The exhibition OF LAND AND AIR - is a body of work which encapsulates my love of the land and the creatures of the air birds. These are both heavily featured in this exhibition. There are many printmaking technques which have been used such as Tetra pak, Dry point, woodcut, lino cut, chine colle' al la poupee, screenprinting and combinations of these.
There are also mixed media works and some with possible sculptural elements as well. It should be a lovely afternoon and wish to cordially invite you to attend. Refreshments will be served. It would be appreciated if you could RSVP to either Jacqui or myself by July 29th for catering purposes.
Life experiences past and present, senses and a desire to combine what I learn with my knowledge, are used to create contemporary images.