Been doing re-cycling each morning ,into the second year now . Picking thru contaminated waste to rescue glass alum and plastic from land fill, feeling I am making a small difference in healing the planet. Watched the documentary” kiss the ground”, putting the spotlight on the the loss of top soil around the planet, and what some farmers are doing to make change happen , to prevent a catastrophy in 6 decades .
We have 60 harvests left across the planet before the entire top soil is depleted.
While so many things are happening on a global scale, my exhibition at One Arts gallery is underway, and is open each day thru Oct .
Revisited this portrait of youth, and added to the context.
Spring has bought a gentle light and wind. the ocean tides and the moon sculpturing gutters and sand bars reshaping the ocean topography. Back in the water lying around the gutters gently moved heither and teither by the current. Then one evening this landscape emerged from that well of expression I am becoming more and more familiar with. Dont know if it is finished .
Getting ready for my exhibition at One Arts gallery on Isle of Capri . Gold Coast Qld. Start the bump in approx 3 weeks time, the show will be open thru the month of October. Limited addition prints from my digital originals. Video works as continuous streaming displaying original digital works with video overlays, to light your imagination.
Emerging from the imagination, a gathering place part underground, above ground roof,a translucent shell like structure. Now waiting for the next move to unfold.
The third incarnation of a ancient/modern wharf/loading dock facility, incorporating so called advanced tech and 3000 year old tech to re-imagine the pyramids,and the capabilities of the pharaohs, their connection with the after-life, their construction abilities, their cosmology,their physics.
The second incarnation a landscape featuring the transparent pyramids, glass house multi purpose bio-spheres, on a trade route.
The first incarnation of a ancient loading dock under the the guidance of the sphinx. Channelling a work of art into existence, marrying the past and the future.
Instigated a collaboration with Gold Coast photographer Ross Spencer to make a short video of one of my paintings called Blue Moon accompanied by a sound track identified by me from Juan Dussans Album ” Voyage ” track “Red veil “. Plan to add it to the video loop being created for my show at One Art gallery Isle of Capri during the month of October. Hopefully, the pandemic restrictions will have eased.
Part of preparation will also include a print of ” Black Drops” using a new print process on canvas.
The last 8 days have been affected by fake news. Trying to make a simple overlay to my back deck and Im under seige from fake advice about approvals. having spent 3 decades having to seek the approval of others to carry out architectural works this little deck overlay reminded me of how intolerable the process is . The deck will be the last time I go near a architectural project except in the imagination .
Meanwhile I have made some progress on my two characters below . Pretty much I have settled on the their names Eugene and Raylene, and they go driving and chat regularly. The chat topics are the next creative impulse. I think they are well informed articulate,hip.
3D painting. Using acrylic paint spontaneously create a abstract image on clear plastic film, When dry roll the film inot the shape of a cyclinder. Using various light sources including sunlight to illuminate the cyclinder and photogragh from many angles. Assess the images and edit those that dont suggest possibilities, for digital editing, the others proceed to digital space to transform into works of beauty. The piece below is like looking into a wave breaking on the shore line sand churning, white water glissening in the sun .
Have recently created these characters, and begun to give them personalities
Been engaged with the last of the photographic imagery developed last week. All have been transferred to digital space, and the initial process of editing out those pics that are deemed to have no life of their own have been culled. As for the remainder the journey of discovery has begun . So I thought I would share with you some progress with a couple of them. Below the base is somewhat transparent so I overlayed two images, then what emerged, had the appearance of water, to which I painted in flames, combining the two elements fire and water. Next will come, Earth,metal,Wood to complete the five basic elements.
Next this prevocative suggestion of place is waiting to be occupied by what ? I dont know I think it needs time to emerge.
Ready friday 17 July . Newly minted Print NO1 ” #2021.01 Blue cosmos on canvas. Size 1.775M x 1M deep. Destined for my next exhibition Oct 2020 at One Art Isle of Capri Gold Coast Australia.
Began a new experiment with clear plastic film/white translucent cylinders. Acrylic paints applied to the film. When dry, rolled the film into a cylinder, illuminated it with various light sources. Used the white cylinders, to drape the painted film in waves .A photographic and video session followed, the result being a number base images to take into ipad space for editing and discovery.
The first edit . Piece no 1
The second edit . Piece no 2
As they progress they will form part of the Abstract gallery 2021 exhibition.