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28.12.11

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Details to follow soon.....very good, exciting, elated details!

12.12.11

SPACE/refinement

















































































Space: the scope of a surface that offers the chance to breathe and refresh. A clear divider that creates a weightless balance.   

A quest that involves continuous editing rather than restraint.  Stripping an idea down to it’s very essence and having the discipline and confidence to look for more to refine. An evolution,  an almost hypnotic quest for balance, perfection and purity. 


Final work by Ukrainian artist Yuriy Ratush.

29.11.11

Buzz at the Bookshop




































Photos from our exhibition launch at The Rathgar Bookshop, owned by the brilliant Liz Meldon.  I can't say enough "thankyou"'s to her. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU LIZ.

And thank you Sona for being paparazzi for the night. Have a look at Sona's work on publicscrapbook.

Formation is running from 27th Nov-22nd Dec 2011.


17.11.11

Seascapes Exhibition





























Images of my work at the Seascapes exhibition by The Crafts Council of Ireland.  This was held at the Knitting and Stitching Show, RDS, Dublin.  Further details about the pieces can be seen in the post below.  It was a very successful exhibition and I am very grateful to have been a part of it.

The exhibition was curated by Angela O Kelly.
Work was selected by Angela O Kelly and Ann Mulrooney.

10.11.11

A Cordial Invite






I am delighted to be part of the Seascapes Exhibition taking place in the Crafts Council of Ireland at the Knitting and Stitching Show in the RDS this week.  Above is an invite to the official opening of the show which took place today and the brochure with a list of all the participating artists.  It has made my day to see my piece on the cover of both!  I have two pieces exhibited in the show, both inspired by the remains of the sea.

Concept and inspiration for this work:

I will be building pieces of the female form, focusing primarily on the spinal area as it mimics the delicacy, fragility and beauty of the fish bone along with other relevant materials. By combining these contrasting materials I will be building surfaces and then manipulating and distorting them so they once again become like remains, washed up on a shore, vulnerable and beautiful all over again.

28.10.11

The Art of Sculpted Drawings

 


Painter, sculptor, poet, and draftsman, Jim Dine (American, born 1935) began his career in the early 1960s, participating in Happenings and the Pop Art movement. In the 1970s, draftsmanship became central to his practice, and in the 1980s he began a sustained series of drawings based on ancient sculpture.

These images are part of this sculpture series and can be found in his book Jim Dine: Drawing from the Glyptothek.


*take note Santa

19.10.11

Skeletal


































Inspired by the life-drawing classes I am currently taking,  we are learning to see through the body to the form underneath. It is really fascinating, I think I could spend my days doing it.

14.10.11

Colour Theory
























These images (I can't take credit for any of them) are beautiful as solos but the impact colour-wise when they are combined is quite startling.  The colours bounce and intertwine with ease and they are visually stimulating.  I have purposely kept the images small in scale so the viewers eye automatically sees the chromatic relationship.  If you would like to see the images separately simply give them a click.

7.10.11

Back to Back


























































There is such beauty to be seen in the natural shapes, sizes and shadows created by the human body. Vulnerabilities and emotions can be expressed by a movement or glance. Unfortunately I have misplaced the name of the sculptor from the top image but I can tell you the last image is of my work, the fish bones representing a woman's vertebral column. The image is by photographer Rob Lamb and the work will be on exhibit at the Knitting and Stitching Show in Simmonscourt, RDS, Dublin in November.

27.9.11

Fruitful Prints




These images (above) are taken from a recent article on The Selby website. As well as looking mouth-wateringly edible, the grapes are also deliciously aesthetic. So delicious they had the rare effect of making me want to use Photoshop. The results are this third (perhaps slightly pixelated) image (below). 


What is most intriguing about this print is the instant appeal it has for the body or to be more practical complimentary on the body in the form of a garment. The contrast of light and dark would illuminate and obscure the figure giving an atmospheric, almost angelic appeal combined with the contemporary element of a print. I imagine this on a cotton/canvas/silk paper fabric. I'm floating off again in to dream world....be back with more later.

(Images from the selby)

22.9.11

Lolling About


These colours could inspire a million outfits, pity the weather doesn't permit a lollipop. The rules and rain could always be broken though...

*The second image is of handmade paper and waxed paper hanging on my studio wall.

19.9.11

Dedicated Post...Marques ' Almeida




                               

MARQUES ' ALMEIDA IS THE LONDON BASED WOMENSWEAR LABEL CREATED BY MARTA MARQUES AND PAULO ALMEIDA.
BOTH FROM PORTUGAL, THEY MET WHILE ENROLLING FOR FASHION SCHOOL IN PORTUGAL, WHICH THEY BOTH GRADUATED WITH DISTINCTION IN 2007.
INTERNSHIPS AND INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIONS FOLLOWED GRADUATION AND PAULO ALSO WORKED BRIEFLY AS A MENSWEAR DESIGNER.
THEY MOVED TO LONDON IN 2009 WHERE THEY GAINED INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE AT VIVIENNE WESTWOOD/ANGLOMANIA (MARTA)AND PREEN (PAULO).
IN 2009 BOTH STARTED THE ACCLAIMED FASHION MA AT CENTRAL SAINT MARTINS AND FINALLY STARTED WORKING AS A DUO.
THEY SHOWCASED THEIR FIRST COLLECTION AT LONDON FASHION WEEK, A/W 2011 (above).

They're most recent collection for s/s 2012 was shown at Fashion East this week.

(Images and text are from www.marquesalmeida.com)

18.9.11

One to Note

Haruka Miyamoto is a recent graduate of the Chelsea College of Art and Design. In this vimeo, Rebecca Earley talks to Haruka about the inspiration for her degree show collection and the traditional technique she uses to create her contemporary pieces. Worth a watch, worth a listen.


It is worthwhile checking in to the Chelsea College of Art and Design blog every so often to keep track of the projects and exhibitions taking place within the college.