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One of a series of icons. Since it was done on Good Friday, it seemed appropriate. This is 150 x 150mm, the outer yellow part is actually golden, but you have to see it for real to get a sense of that. Painted on wood. Use Inktense pencils which proved to be an issue, as I can rub out unwanted lines on paper – but turns out, not on wood.
I must think up some clever titles for these things. This is a a non-religious image – although some might still say spiritual. It’s also obvious, which I don’t like – rays coming from a head. Been done 1000s of times.
It’s painted on wood. Foundation work was done with Derwent Inktense pencils over a primer of acrylic white Worked OK other than I can’t erase unwanted lines – they will the spaces in the grain and lie there waiting to trash whatever else goes over. This isn’t a problem on paper as long as you erase and clean up. Size is 150mm x 150mm. The smaller square is painted in reflective blue interference medium, which doesn’t show up much on this scan. This shows a pearl blue on reflection, I have a tube of it, W+N don’t appear to quite do the same item any more. Here’s the nearest.
I liked the idea of the current CoronaVirus being a time out to collect thoughts and reappraise where one is in the world and where one want to go. Personally I’m calm; but then I have a small social circle and I don’t see them every day. Most of all I miss my fellow students at Bath Spa – and the university.
This called ‘Sky’ at the moment. Dark room with cloud/sky projections. Box in middle is a Peepshow/diorama that is filled with clouds and mysterious flying objects. Some of these escape…
One of the things I can’t build at the moment, So another “Speculative Automata” for the Museum.
Close up rough of ‘Sky’ that I put up a couple of days ago. Clouds part to see sun, birds fly past all warm and glowing. Sun goes down, moon comes up. Rocket fly’s past. Clouds cover up again.
In a dark room with cloud/sky projections. Box in middle is a Peepshow/diorama that is filled with clouds and mysterious flying objects. Some of these escape… #sculpture #diorama #art#bathspauniversity #bath_bafineart#automatamagazine #automata #skyline#cloudscape #peepshow #arcade #vintage#penandink #pencil #teastain #inktensepencils#derwentinktense #derwentartists#colouredpencils #sun #moon
This is being done on a phone. That’s more interesting…
Previously published on Blogger, here’s the images from my current Portfolio.
Must there be lots of blah here?
Switching to WordPress from Blogger. Seeing if it makes more sense for students…