Very excited to announce that the Edinburgh Drawing School at 13a Great King Street Edinburgh are exhibiting 50 of my pieces. Resins, woodcuts, painting, pastel, photography and neons at sensible, affordable prices
Opening on Saturday 16 April 2016 12-3pm and running till 14 May
Pop in and support me, it would mean a great deal.
Decided to take a break from woodcuts and work on a new installation piece. Took myself off to Chambers Street Museum to catch the end of the Ming Dynasty show, not a fan of carpets and big wall hangings but I did come across these little beauties.
Little clay figures of servant boys, happy with my observation I went home to ‘think’!!
Before I married I went to my aunts house as she is my last surviving relative in Edinburgh to collect my old, new borrowed, blue items. I chose a blue crystal brooch to attach to the handbag I’d made from my mums old wedding dress, whilst raking around the nick knacks I found a creepy rubber child’s doll – apparently it was my dads favourite toy as a little boy and it was coming home with me!
Two years later and I decided to make a clay copy of the doll, with the intention of casting in resin. The doll dated back to 1900’s and I was concerned about its durability – no need, they were made to last. I filled it with water to check for leaks, then filled the head and feet with resin and stuffed the body with cotton wool, the cheeky chappie looked a lot better. I then covered it with 6 layers of latex and ordered myself a big box of moulding plaster off Ebay.
Being a die hard fan of Antony Gormley’s ‘The Field’ and anything Flux related it made sense to create more than just one. 4 latex moulds and a very messy kitchen later
I love the way that each cast originally started from one object but the grain of plaster, the water content or the thickness of latex would decide on the finished pieces.
Some looked shy, some cocky, some short and some tall. Each seemed to have their own little personality.
So I grouped them like a school class photo.
There are currently 45 figures – as always your thoughts and comments will be appreciated