Monday, 12 April 2010

From Finland With Love

Here’s the before and after images from the first piece in a mail art project that I’ve just added my personal touch (the tendrils) to. The project was the idea of the photographer and artist, Adam Monaghan, who is now based in Finland. The basic premise of the project is that Adam sends out sets of four 18 x 18 cm paintings/collages (that he has started) to various artists around the world. These artists then add to the works and post them onto another artist in the group, who does likewise. Once an artist feels the work is complete they return to Adam. Eventually, when all the works have been returned, we’ll have a small show somewhere and exhibit the end results. The artists currently taking part in the project are Tony Deleon in New York, Dale Devereux Barker in Ipswich, Katie Waller in Brighton, Kunigunda Dineikaite in Lithuania, Adam Monaghan in Finland and myself here in London.

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

My Botanical Ramble

Botanists of The Asphalt from Lukasz Cholewiak on Vimeo.

Apologies in advance for my drunken ramblings ('never drink too much at your own private view' - a rule I always seem to forget) but I've just come across Lukasz Cholewiak's beautifully shot video of last November's Botanists of The Asphalt exhibition. The show was curated by Stephanie Pochet at CAMP in Shoreditch, London and featured work by David Macdiarmid, David London, Ruth Pickard, Aisling Roycroft, Kerim Aytac and myself.

Monday, 5 April 2010

Steam-Powered Fun

For anyone interested in seeing some of the acts, inventions and fantastic costumes from the recent steampunk event that I took part in at London’s Scala club, here is a four minute clip that appeared on the BBC News. My City sculpture even makes a brief appearance but don’t blink, or you’ll miss it.
And to find out more about White Mischief and the whole steampunk phenomenon check out Boing Boing or one of the many other blogs and websites that focus on this idea of a Victorian age where technology was even more advanced than it is today.

Sunday, 4 April 2010

My Last RBS Workshop

Here are some photos from last Tuesday’s school workshop at the Royal British Society of Sculptors It was the largest class that I’ve worked with so far at the RBS so we divided the children up into two groups. While one group did sketches of the sculptures (that myself and the other artists are currently exhibiting in the Found show), the rest made small sculptures out of found objects and household materials. Then the two groups swapped over. I also got to give a small talk to the kids about my work. And once again, the children didn't cease to amaze me with the wonderful things they managed to produce in such a short space of time. Well done kids!