Monday, 25 September 2017

Slow and steady

So grateful to be able to spend time on something I love doing

                                                         Lots of strengthening
                                                        Adding piece by piece

Friday, 1 September 2017

Coming Together

Many months have passed and finally my current work is at a stage where I am starting to put it together. Lots of casting, layering of paper, experimenting has taken place. Armature has been welded and structurally, it is ready to go.
                                               I used 8ml x 75ml bolts and some washers

                         Lots of casting of all parts of the body. 2 part molds front and back.
                                                        A messy job but good outcome.

                                                     Plaster needs to dry for a few days.
                                   Shellac is placed in the molds to act as the release for the paper.
                                                          3 coats of shellac is necessary
                             Lots of experimenting has taken place with the hexagonal shapes.
Lots of things I have tried have not worked. What I thought would be perfect was terrible. Somethings I have decided on are the wax dip and using jump rings.

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Fortunate to visit National Gallery of Australia Canberra

This was the first time I had visited  the National Gallery in Canberra. Incredible and inspiring sculptures in the sculpture garden and inside the gallery. Glorious building and surrounds.

Work developing

Sometimes it takes a long time before a project can begin. So much thought and  development takes place before physical work can start.  These are some of the amazing responses I have received from the women taking part. Working at home can be a lonely process.  I am always so grateful for the joyous connection that comes through these works with the wonderful women that participate.

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Exploring marble

I have been very fortunate to spend 10 days  with other inspiring sculptors exploring marble as a medium. This was my outcome an ancient warrior. He doesn't have a name as yet. I am working on that. Thank you to all for making it an amazing experience, wonderful company, food and the joy of creating.

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Progress happening

August, September, have been amazing months spent with family after the wonderful arrival of our Grandson Emmett.
Only small snippets of time have been able to be taken for my new project Laying Bare. However I am making slow and steady progress. To date I have received over 146 responses from women participating in the project, my aim is for around 250. The work is developing and starting to take on a life of its own.My question was :" What expectation or fear do you feel burdened by"?. It is personal, anonymous and will hopefully give women a voice. I am hoping acknowledgment and awareness of these burdens may help us release them and also realise we are not alone in these feelings.
 If you would like to participate please contact me.
I was very fortunate to spend the day in Sydney and got to see the  2016 Archibald Prize, Wynne and Sulman prizes and the Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera exhibition from the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection. After studying Frida for many years it was a fabulous experience to see some of the works up close.

Thursday, 21 July 2016

Joyous Arrival

My husband Mike and I have become Grandparents. What unmeasurable joy. Emmett Douglas came into our lives on the 13th July. We are truly blessed.