Wednesday, August 26, 2009

I am thinking of returning to this piece . . .I was messing around with digital photo collage kinds of things, and I think I could make something interesting out of this, I will add a lot more to it. I was looking through old folders of images, and came across it, and I think it's interesting. I like the way light is hitting different elements, and adding a lot of different objects and also things in the background to give it some depth might look cool.

Monday, August 24, 2009

No chance to really do any new drawing in the last few days, as my poor old cat, Cedric (Mars Volta reference) is pretty sick . . .and seeing as I feel like cats are a huge part of my life it kind of stresses me out a lot. Anyway, I figured I would post an older drawing that I did in a sketch book that went off with hard rubbish. I did of course clean it out of any good stuff, and this was one of them. I don't remember anything about this piece, other than it is just another tree . . .yet it seems to have an interesting sort of vibe to it. I like the textures and colors, I am now remembering that it came from a photo I took while on a strange little trip to Sydney, and was one of those trees that was paved into the ground.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Here is the video piece I have been working on . . .I made a bit of a mistake the other day, but i'm not even going there. This piece was created from various loops/things I filmed/things I stole from elsewhere and mangled them up, twisted them, rinsed and repeated. Lot's a of fun, but a lot of work to get to 13 Minutes. The version you are looking at here is a pretty compressed version, as it is impossible to upload really huge videos. Some of it suffers because of this, but the message is still there I think. NOISE>>>

Monday, August 17, 2009

Some more ramblings from my highly abused new sketch book. There is a definite theme starting to take shape now, that of noise. Then again each picture really doesn't start with any particular theme in mind, just the need to escape. I am enjoying making pages completely covered in line work, and I have found it's an excellent format as well. Not all of these are great, but I think some are really interesting. I am finding that I am in a place in my life right now where filling a sketch book with the crap floating around in my head is great thing. My lovely girlfriend is currently doing a full time placement in a hospital, meaning that when I get home late at night, making a lot of noise making big messy paintings isn't going to happen . . .so working in a small space is kind of nice. Parameters of any kind are often all I need, and it's nice to fill each page with a little world all of it's own. That's all for now.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

My lovely new sketch book that I have been living in since about Saturday. Just making little drawings on the tram or wherever else. Some are like fleeting thoughts passing through my head at the worst possible moment, and other are pure fun. Then, the first one is simply meant to be an exploration of something a little grotesque.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Some drawings from today . . .lots of fun to make. My aim (like other recent pieces) was to create something that had a false sense of perspective, but also a lot of visual noise. I was thinking of them in a synesthetic sort of way. I wanted to evoke the sound of an overbearing, crowded, noise saturated world . . .that might be also beautiful at the same time.