After putting up our work in Bournville on Friday, I went for a wander around the Visual Arts studios and stumbled upon this little beautiful but dark set of pieces. The Visual Arts course is free to any media, technique, concept… so the work the students come up with is diverse and really very interesting. This was my favourite piece, but I searched high and low for clues to the identity of the artist to no avail. If she or he sees this then I hope you don’t mind me showing off your work, just thought it was slick, well presented and deserving of a post (and I’m slightly jealous of it); and if anyone knows whose work it is then please let me know.
Embroidered illustration. Enjoy…
Take me home. The Bible? The handkerchief? The shirt? Mysterious.
I don’t know if this little guy was meant to be there… but it’s oddly one of my favourite bits. Morbid much?
I’ve popped home for the weekend, back to ye olde Brockham in ye olde Surrey (oh yes my village has a website!) and, whilst balancing on a chair trying to root out a tent from the top of my wardrobe, a box of my illustration bits and pieces from Foundation fell on my head. So, turning the bitter lemon of facial bruising into lemonade, I decided to take a few piccies of it all. After all, this is all that I achieved at the age of 18 – aside from dissolving my liver.
I’m going to climb back on that wobbly swivel chair tomorrow and see what other treasures find my face!
The pretentious art of a teenage girl: enjoy.
A friend of mine has just set up Vibe in Birmingham to host exhibitions around the city for the next few months – not just visual arts but music and spoken word too. He’s got a little portable gallery on the go but I can’t post any pics of it yet…I think it needs some essential waterproofing done before it’s ready to be revealed (definitely necessary for a wet winter in Birmingham!).
I was lucky enough to put a bit of work in his first exhibition which finished on Wednesday. It’s not much, just a laser cut piece of paper which I once used as a projection screen. Out of its original context it’s not my favourite piece of work, but it was hung in front of Scott Bartram’s brilliant piece Belisha Beacons so his flashy light show shone through my narration.
Check out a few pics from the first exhibition here, and there’s definitely going to be much more to come from them. I’m really excited for Vibe and it’s actually keeping me hard at work for once!
Also check out Andre De Jong, he did the flag piece and he’s just a fantastic artist.