I am working on a series of collage paintings, using ink, chalk, coal, pen and different kinds of paper. It is lots of houses, nests, being in two different places. My houses are wonky and perspectives are way off, by purpose, have never been a perfect drawer or someone who can do angles correctly, so this is my way. They are all still in working progress, but I like the basic idea, the tones, the pixels and the message.
I have an upcoming group exhibition coming up in Aabenraa, Denmark, the title is ‘Small Worlds’ and will be showing for 2 months with start 3rd May this year. I feel really inspired by this title and going through old work at the moment to get me going.
I see my work having lots of line and mark marking, following natural lines and working towards enhancing them. I have a few pieces on the go at the moment, some for a few entries for exhibitions, some are for experimentations.
I made this wrapped stones a year ago, as an experiment, and let it soak up some ink. I have never been able to draw well, but I want to draw my sculpture work and have them as a combined piece. Since lines have been there for some times now I thought I try another way of drawing, using a paper knife. I am then hoping to ink it on the backside so the ink transports through to the other side.
Test piece with line marking and ink.
Will show you the result when done.
I put in an entry in a Japanese exhibition last year, about urushi, which is a lacquer and technique were you apply it over and over again, polish it between the layers to get a very shiny surface. And being a lover of Japanese old ways of doing things and also wabi-wabi (seeing the beauty in imperfection) I felt I had to send in an artwork.
One of my favourite art books are the book ‘how to wrap five eggs’, about traditional Japanese packaging I came up with the idea about using my love of stones ‘how to wrap five stones’.
There was a lot of paperwork to be filled in and a lot of waiting, but to my surprise my piece got selected to be in the exhibition. The other day I got the catalogue from Japan, lovely to have. This is my info. Will do another write up and show you my favourites from the show.
Need to visit this place at some point. Always loved the way quarries looks like, those textures are amazing.
I love movement that have that feel of stillness, a calm, a relaxing view for reflection or just enjoyment, a way to destress. These films are all filmed on Isle of Man, everybody who have been there knows about the wind 😉 a bit too much sometimes but then again, climate is something beautiful with all their changes, shows how powerful nature really is.