Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Beginning

I've been thinking about this project for some time now, and finally started it last night. Actually there are other more urgent things that I ought to be doing, but this one's been sitting around for so long, I just had to do something about it.
Basically this project is about gender. It's not quite apparent yet, but hopefully you will be able to see when the whole thing comes together. I decided to start with the easy part to get things rolling, so here is the pink rabbit, it belongs to the little girl in the project. They have a very close relationship.
Now, that's all I'm going to say at this point. It should be the images talking and not me ;)
Meanwhile, I'm going to get a move on another two projects that are screaming for my attention...

Thursday, 16 July 2009

I have too much beer in the house

Alright, I AM a little drunk, but I just had this idea - why couldn't I have an exhibition in my own house? What says that if I have a good range of work, nicely presented, and gather a crowd, it doesn't qualify as an exhibition!?

After about five years of nothing, I'm eager to get my work seen. The exhibition in New Orleans just closed earlier this month, and I'm working on a new project for a gallery in the UK, and two juried exhibitions in the US, but it's always tough to get your work out there, leave alone all the fees when you're already skint! So what should stop me from having my very own "private view" of my newest work? Sure, it's not a "professional" crowd as would be at a gallery, but so what? Not everyone who goes to gallery private views knows how to analyse a painting. And those who would come to my show would be even more "select"!
I've already drilled a douzen holes in the wall to put up frames, shelves and other support, the canvases and found materials are queuing up, so what are we waiting for!
Let's have a party!! :D

Monday, 13 July 2009

Spongebob gone mad!

I've long been friends with Spongebob, so when I saw these brilliant drawings by Robert Ryan Cory, I just had to post them on here!

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Tuesday, 7 July 2009

Dream

Last night I dreamt that I was shopping for clothes for warm weather (in Israel I think?), but then stumbled upon the sales and bought a beautiful cream coat for 89 quid and a grey green shirt dress or something, can't remember. So typical. They were both way too warm for me to wear in any climate that I am currently residing. I'm never gonna wear them... But they were beautiful...

I also dreamt that I could see my friendly therapist again, for free! I was so happy, he helped me a lot even though he never seemed to be doing anything. I miss answering his questions and finding myself in tears.

Thursday, 2 July 2009

Edgy Toad

I've been thinking about making this toad for over a month now. I had the idea when I had this weird job with those two weird people at their weird company. They were setting up their very bland IKEA et al. office (I think they thought it looked very modern/western), and since they liked money very much, I thought the office needed a lucky toad mascot-thing, like those traditional "money toads" that Chinese people like to have around their money making places. Too bad they fired me before I could even get started on it.

Of course, surely I wasn't going to make just another traditional toad, those are a dime a douzen on the night markets. I had in mind a toad with much more personality, and a much greater appetite as well. One that wouldn't be content with mere coins, but stacks and stacks of bank notes!

Now, with this ready image in my head, I suddenly remembered while watching some rerun, that I have a big box of Lego sitting right in front of me (yes, I need to remember things that are right in my face, problem?), so I started building a 3D sketch to get a feel of things.
In case you're wondering, it's white because it's imaginary plaster.
(Hmm... not very good for sketching is it... Lego...)

Wednesday, 1 July 2009

Intro

It's been more than one and a half years since I've "returned" to Taiwan from the UK. I say "returned" because I've been out and about for so long (14 years?), I actually feel quite alienated in this place that I used to consider home. The fact that I hardly look local also doesn't help.

It's also been a few years since I've been actively "arting". Did two MA courses in between (because...?) and a lot of tedious translation work for pocket money. Unfortunately, I'm really not a words' person and my brain hurts everytime I have to work with words, so I've decided to give the arting another go. Hence this blog.

So, although it's not gonig to be a wordy one, as long as the words and I manage to get along, I will be recording ideas, thoughts, observations, and the occasional rant on here. It's a blog for the future, not for the past.

Please also be generous with your comments! :)