Speech, pen, acrylic ink and printed text on 200gsm card, 14.5 x 20.5cm
This is inspired by this post by Loqui:
Speaking with her mouth full
I love her the most
when her mouth is full
brimming with words
face of flame
eyes of water
my own battle
I had some ideas floating around my head for something like this but I saw this poem and it bought my ideas together.
The printed text flowing from the eyes and mouth had to be made quite small for me to be able to use it so it’s no longer readable. The text is actually the poem repeated over and shaped to fit where I wanted it on the image.
This is not technically related to my ongoing Loqui series but I was inspired when I saw it posted. I guess you could think of it as a bonus artwork.
Captcha, ink, paper and transferred text on paper, 22.8x18cm
My submission to Mac Birminham’s Next Gen Fest exhibition.
My piece Captcha is inspired by Captcha screens used across various websites to protect content hosted on a website’s server. I stepped and shattered the image to reflect the words in the Captcha ‘phoney security’ as these screens are often seen to allude to a type of security protecting website content. The ‘http://’ text in the background of the piece represents the duplication, repetition and replication of internet material.
I also included a hand cursor indicating a clickable link.
It’s nice to be able have a space to make artwork to enter into exhibitions again, I have missed it.
I decided to make another piece with an Illamasqua eyeshadow box. I wanted to create something more abstract than the scene I created before.
Using the name of the eyeshadow as inspiration, I stitched between the two sides of the box with black thread- making a network of both connecting and parallel thread.
I cut thing strips of tracing paper and slid them into thread in different postions. I then used a pipette and ink pull the thread and tracing paper together. Finally I glued the front of the box back onto the main section to complete the piece.
I also created something with a Sugarpill eyeshadow box.
This time I took inspiration from Tako’s colour itself- white. For this I created clouds on an ink background and added blue inked rain drops. I then built up the scene with cut out paper clouds attached with foam squares at different heights from the base of the box.
I used black cardboard to create a kite silhouette and also attached that with a foam square, glueing one final cloud shape to the kite itself. I attached black thread to the centre of the kite, pulled tight and glued to the bottom of the box.
I used red thread, attached it to the bottom of the kite, twisted it round and glued it to the bottom of the box.
Finally, to finish, I cut out the ‘Tako’ from the box sticker and attached it to title the piece.
Link to my first eyeshadow box piece.
Coming Back, ink, acrylic paint, dry pastel on paper, 15 x 18cm
This is the next artwork in my Gotye Project.
In this piece I wanted to represent two figures- one lonely and missing the other, filled with thoughts about what they are doing, where they are and the uncertainty that goes along with it. The other falling through these thoughts and fading to a vague recollection.
The grey, blue and black hues symbolise these feelings- the colours are darker further away from the figure representing darker thoughts looming. The figure is also slowly being consumed by darker thoughts of the self at the same time.
The other figure exists within the thoughts but is white, vague and also fading into the surrounding thoughts.
You’ve been gone so long you’re fading
And it takes all the time I
can find just retaining
Thoughts of things we did
while you were here
But I know you will return my dear
Link to the song and official video on Youtube.
Main figure reference is from the amazing SenshiStock
(I did upload this a few minutes ago but saw something on the piece that needed changing so I altered it slightly and re-scanned it)
Previous pieces in the project:
Like Drawing Blood
The Only Way
Hearts A Mess
Physalis, ink, gouache and acrylic paint on linen, 9cm x 14.5cm.
Another artwork based on one of the poems in Loqui by Greg Webster that I bought a few months ago.
I’m waiting for the leaves to let go
to step away from the window
watch the chrysalis cage satter
stained glass foe the wind sighs
and like physalis reveal
This is one of my favourites in the book.
The author on Tumblr
Purchase Loqui here
I’d definitely recommend a purchase.
Other artwork in this series so far:
I also started a piece in another project/series. These are a few layers of ink and gouache on linen for my next artwork based on a poem from Loqui by Greg Webster.
I am using Physalis for inspiration.
As you can see I need to add a lot of ink linework for it not to look like an inky mess.
I’ll add more details about the piece when it’s finished.
I started the next piece my Gotye Project, here you can see it in various stages and layers. Hopefully I should finish this by the end of the week, a few more layers of ink and paint will bring the whole thing together. You can still see some of the rough sketch/planning lines underneath the ink.
I wish I had started this on thicker paper due to amount of ink I’ve added, however I like how it’s turning out so I’m not going to start over again now.
Other pieces in the project:
Like Drawing Blood
The Only Way
Hearts A Mess