Al 20 geckos are now ready for exhibit and will be installed at the end of March for the April Art in Public Places. Here are the next two.
Both are a mixture of vitreous glass, mirror, millr, gems and crockery over stainless steel.
So I am thinking that much as I am over run making lizards at the moment, there is no need for all of you to be too. Just remembered that I never did post finished images of the laundry steps that I mosaicked to lead up to the bathroom that students use when at my studio. When I was in the UK, my other half, finished the steps with a metal trip, painted the door, painted and fixed the rusted, wobbly handrail and totally rendered the back of our old yellow brick house in a gorgeous off white. All looking inviting, contemporary and colourful now.
The steps are mosaicked in gems, vitreous glass and gold mirror and were inspired by aboriginal art. Look the way they twinkle in the sunlight, so much better than the old, crumbling concrete that was there before. What do you think?
I am feeling the need to apologise for all the geckos. I have two left to grout, two left to mosaic and then its over. Should have been over a little before then, but someone dropped by the studio and bought one, so I will need to create another. Great to sell one though ahead of time, have now done that 7 times, so it just keeps going. Exhibition starts April 1st, so I promise to start posting some other stuff soon. Here are another two. They are all the same measurements 34cm W21cm D2.5cm
(L13 W8 D1 inches)
I am beginning to feel swamped. I have two left to go and that will be the 20 that I need for the exhibition. Am looking forward to moving on to something else. here are another two. They are mosaiced in a mixture of vitreous glass, stained glass, gems, mille, mirror and anything else I have lying around. Very pretty in sunlight as most have irridescent touches and of course the blingy mirror.
I am now back from my month in the UK. Stuff in the studio has really piled up. At the beginning of April I need at least 20 lizard wall hangings for an exhibition in Art in Public Places. I have been allocated two venues so suddenly I need double the lizards I thought I would need. Decided on geckos for this venture as I figured they were not as time consuming as my usual work. But they also remind me of my time living in Indonesia where the little critters would run behind my pictures making them wobble on the wall and then they would sit in my plant pots and scream to eachother throughout the night. So I will be holed up in the studio for some time making these as quickly as I can. They are loads of fun though as I am sorting through my stash finding cool materials to put on them. Here are a couple, what do you think?
Just wanted to say how much I appreciate those of you who read my blogs and leave comments and likes. I post twice a week, every week, but for the next four I will not be posting. I am off to the UK to visit my Dad, will be back with you toward the end of Feb.
The sparkly clear beads I chose for the whiskers are a lovely mix of square and round, which really reflect the light. The whiskers can be bent and twisted as desired, I have twisted them around a pencil and I like that look for now. I also added some slivers of black glass standing on its side, in between the halved gems on the eyebrows, which give a great, kinda frilly look.
Kat now weighs 7kgs and I have entered an application for the Toorak Sculpture Exhibition which takes place during May and June, keep your fingers crossed for me (and her).
My photographer was around the other day and these are a couple of the gorgeous images he took. Thanks Scott.
H42cm W26cm D40cm
Inches H17 W10 D16
Well finally, this sculpture is almost at an end. The face is complete with three creamy lines on the forehead. I decided to have some black on the back of the ears and I have also been over the bead shop. Chose some gorgeous, sparkly clear beads for the whiskers. I thought about pink, but the pink glass of the body is quite muted and they only had more of the pastel, kind of baby pink or the brighter hot pinks. Didn’t want black as some people have thought Kat is a boy, so she needed something feminine so she wasn’t insulted.
Kat is now finished and is awaiting her photo shoot, which is happening this afternoon, so hopefully next time I post, it will be with the final images.
So finally I get to do the face, this is the exciting part, as its when Kat’s personality begins to show through. I imagine she is a cheeky kitten, full of curiosity and forever getting into trouble. I find a great chunky black gem for her nose and some iridescent red glass for her lips and continue with the pink glass all over. Funny how a concrete and glass sculpture can suddenly look cuddly.