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OI – PUNK AS…………

I love going to gigs and I love taking photos so logically, for my next collection I plan to do a series of pictures based around the images I took at various concerts (some were taken pre mobile phones, when you had to smuggle a camera in hidden in your knickers)

I also found a beaten up, doodled on and “punk as” copy of 100 Nights at the Roxy on Ebay,  and reproduced the original Roxy advertising posters and put them on A2 perspex.

So with out further ado – heres my original Adam Ant poster – from the teenage bedroom wall years (mixed media on box board A4 – yacht varnished £150 via paypal – email vilebodies@hotmail.com for details)

These are one off pictures – so once its gone its gone xx

ADAM

Cherry Vanilla A2 perspex

CHERRY BOMB

Heartbrakers A2 perspex

HEARTBRAKERS

Iggy Pop in Amsterdam 2016 (mixed media on box board A4 – yacht varnished £150 via paypal – email vilebodies@hotmail.com for details)

IGGY

Madonna’s g-string Edinburgh 2012 (mixed media on box board A4 – yacht varnished £150 via paypal – email vilebodies@hotmail.com for details)

MADONNA

Nick Cave Munich 2013 (mixed media on box board A4 – yacht varnished £150 via paypal – email vilebodies@hotmail.com for details)

NICKCAVE

Siouxsie and the Banshees Edinburgh Playhouse 1982 (mixed media on box board A4 – yacht varnished £150 via paypal – email vilebodies@hotmail.com for details)

SIOUX

Siouxsie and the Banshees and the Slits A2 perspex

SIOUXSLITS

Dave Vanian and Captain Sensible Edinburgh 2014 (mixed media on box board A4 – yacht varnished £150 via paypal – email vilebodies@hotmail.com for details)

THE DAMNED

Wayne County A2 perspex

WAYNE COUNTRY

Jordan (mixed media on box board A4 – yacht varnished £250 via paypal – email vilebodies@hotmail.com for details)

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What do you think ………. ?

Coming soon, PIL with McGeoch, Ruts DC, more Damned, Siouxsie and Adam Ant

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SILENTLY SMUG

IMG_0627My exhibition finished a couple of weeks ago and I am delighted to say that more than half of the 60 images sold in the opening 3 hours.

Im currently working like a fiend to get 3 pictures (sneak preview of one above) together for the following show

Esbat Collective: City Primeval

17th – 28th June

Coburg House, 15 Coburg St, Edinburgh, EH6 6ET

 


WANT TO COME UP AND SEE MY ETCHINGS?

Completed a drypoint etching course at the printmakers workshop using images from my flower painting course – heres the resultsIMG_3285IMG_3286

During the Easter break I used my watercolours at the Botanical Gardens for a first ever attemptIMG_3371

and now Im back at the Edinburgh Drawing School doing this ….IMG_3476IMG_3475charcoalflower

 


WHATS YOUR SIN??

In AD 590, two centuries after Evagrius wrote his list, Pope Gregory I revised this list to the more common Seven Deadly Sins, by folding (sorrow/despair/despondency) into acedia, vain glory into pride, and adding envy. – repeated by Dante Alighieri (1265-1321) centuries later in The Divine Comedy, as follows:

1  luxuria (lechery/lust)
2  gula (gluttony)
3  avaritia (avarice/greed)
4  acedia (sloth/discouragement)
5  ira (wrath)

6  invidia (envy)
7  superbia (pride)

I, the artist, am guilty of sins numbers 1, 2, 3 & 5, not 4, 6 & 7 of the Bible’s Seven Deadly Sins. These are explored for myself and for others in the form of woodcuts because of their medieval style, carved small then blown-up larger.  It is hard to represent literal abstractions when seeking a more subjective or penitent form of working in art as prayer that feels both for the material used as well as for the imagery, representational and abstract. I avoid a cartoon form and the literary obvious, while, at the same time, seeking an iconic representation that is meaningful to me. As every artist knows, art is a wrestle between private and public language. Art is not predominantly about is easily defined in words. The seven deadly sins are difficult for anyone to define because they imply confessing our personal failings, and our society’s failings generally, and they remain open to ambiguity and reinterpretation.

ACEDIA - SLOTH AVARATIA - TOAD GULA -  PRIDE INVIDIA - ENVY IR - GLUTTONY SUPERBIA - WRATHLUXURIA - LUST

 

you can buy my stuff at http://www.saatchiart.com/account/collection/86081


MARIE LOUISE FULLER – LA LOIE

My current obsession is with the vaudeville dancer Loie Fuller – she performed as a skirt dancer on the burlesque circuit.

I photographed the Serpentine Dance and the Fire Dance from a Sky Arts documentary “Picasso and Braque go to the Movies” 

Selecting 10 photos from each, then doing a wee fiddle on photoshop before printing on 12x12cm bevelled wooden plaques, working into the picture with pastel and pencil then varnishing with yacht varnish, before sanding the plaque and repeating the process.  This is another favourite medium as it creates an ethereal image and is perfect for Ms Fuller.Image

I then attached the 20 images onto two long pieces of reclaimed wood to put into the exhibition FACES and TRACES OF PLACES – they both sold – she typed smugly!!!

Below is a photo from the exhibition the 2 pieces of reclaimed wood are on either side and I projected the Serpentine Dance in the middle, filmed secretly when I was at the Pompidou Centre.  

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Why Loie Rocks …

She toured in a show called “Uncle Celestine,” featured a new version of the skirt dance. The body was transformed by the artfully moving silk. “unique, ethereal, delicious…she emerges from darkness, her airy evolutions now tinted blue and purple and crimson, and again the audience…insists upon seeing her pretty piquant face before they can believe that the lovely apparition is really a woman.”

 

Loie Fuller’s Innovations:

Fuller was an inventor and stage craft innovator who held many patents for stage lighting, including the first chemical mixes for gels and slides and the first use of luminescent salts to create lighting effects. She was also an early innovator in lighting design, and was the first to mix colors and explore new angles. Fuller was well respected in the French scientific community, where she was a close personal friend of Marie Curie and a member of the French Astronomical Society.

  1. Fuller had a school and a company beginning in 1908, where she taught natural movement and improvisational techniques. She did not, however, teach them her lighting and costuming “tricks.”
  2. Fuller was the first expatriot American dancer, and introduced Isadora Duncan to Parisian audiences.