Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Still Life


This is some new "production" work that I sent to Craft Victoria last week.

They're kind of still lifes (or should that be still lives)

My studio mate Cass (I think there's more to come soon with this website) suggested that I make a range of 'objects' as production work. I've been experimenting with trying to make production jewellery with the sublimation technique and I've been struggling a bit with some technical aspects of this which I'll try and address in another post.

The top image is a "wall work", ie, it has some gallery wire across the back and can be hung.... on the wall! The one above is an object.

They're cut from the off cuts and sections of biscuit tins and tin trays that I have no use for.

Another wall work, this one is rivetted but the rest are cut and bent from one piece of tin.

You can see the empty shapes below which are cut then folded up so they sit out from the base at varying heights.

They range in price from $130 - $175.

I really enjoyed making them. I like that they're kind of production but that every one is different.

I'm still happy to receive photography and blogging tips. (I actually haven't received any at all yet)


Tuesday, February 09, 2010

blog update

I've changed the layout and updated the editor so that I can more easily post images like this...

and this...

and this...


and this...
Just in time for valentine's day!! These are some of the images I took yesterday with my new photo booth. Any advice as to how to get better pictures with this equipment would be much appreciated. 
And this new editing malarky is just as difficult as the last one. I used to use html links to my flickr site to upload photos but it just took too much time (I'm not even a novice when it comes to html, I just used to cut and paste the given link at flickr). I'm thinking that this blogger thing is aimed at windows users and mac users just have to suck it up.


Monday, February 08, 2010

new equipment

Look what I got today...

Now I just have to work out how to use it properly. I'm not sure if it's my camera settings or just my general technique but all the images are underexposed and kind of green. I have a beautiful Panasonic Lumix which I bought last year but the instruction manual is a TOME! And I'm yet to wade my way through it. I just set it to 'intelligent-auto' and hope for the best.

What a messy studio - none of this gorgeous 'creative space' blogging for me, No! This is the reality blog. Can you see the tiny tripod - so cute! It came with the set up but the one I've had for a while works better.

I have so much on at the moment. This year I've already sent work to Germany and Japan for group shows. I'm working towards a solo show in Japan, I'm sending new work to a new gallery in Adelaide, I've been invited to take part in an exciting regional project, I'm in 2 curated shows in Melbourne, I've been invited to take part in an exciting design project, I'm doing a collaborative range with a fashion designer, I've got (finger's crossed) a new teaching gig, I've re-committed to regularly updating the blog, plus the usual commissions and orders and all of this before the end of March! I'll post about it all soon enough but for now, I'll leave you with this...

life's tough!