I have a group criteria in the morning, looking at our first weeks work. I hope it goes well, but because I have no definitive, solid idea I need to try and explain the general direction of my work well!
Exhausted after a full day of looking at art… I’ve seen so much I can’t really remember any of it! I’ll have to look through my photographs to jog my memory. Still, the Biennial this year was rather disappointing, the last one was a lot better for quite a few reasons. Also the Mondrian exhibition wasn’t as spectacular as I would’ve thought it to be, but hopefully the exhibition catalogue will have lots of information leaflet!
Played hair dye with a friend last night. Obligatory “I’ve dyed my hair” photo, currently on the coach to the Liverpool Biennial! Excited to see the Mondrian exhibition and the John Moores Painting Prize exhibition!
Having hair so long I can trim it myself in the mirror, and having curly hair so nobody can tell if it’s not perfectly straight is great. It saves a lot on going to a hairdresser who always ends up messing up my hair somehow!
Luber’s Tree 2007
pen and ink via
"I want to be a visual artist, but the art world seems to be much more about politics than it is about talent. You have to continually go to galleries and events, so that you can shake the right hands and meet influential people. Extroverted artists seem to have a big advantage."
(Mexico City, Mexico)
THE SAD TRUTH
Winter Landscape, 1868, Ludwig Munthe
My current velvety study book eee! #blaschka #glass #drawing #scientificillustration
My sole use of snapchat… sending hideous faces to my friends.
That awkward moment when you procrastinate things you actually want to do and you don’t even know why
I’ve had a lovely night out with friends tonight… although I didn’t expect to only just have gotten into bed at 3:30am! I looked after my very drunk friends though and hope they and I don’t feel too horrible in the morning… we have university in the morning!
All I can hear is the ringing in my ears.
'Spazio Di Luce' (Space of Light) by Giuseppe Penone
Giuseppe Penone examines our relationship with nature in the 12 meter long tree sculpture, created for the Bloomberg Commission at Whitechapel Gallery, London. Using the process of lost wax casting, he created from a bronze cast of a tree found within the mountains, the wax used in the casting process retaining the artists imprint as Penone worked.
Images from Designbloom.
This is my studio space for the year! I love the really tall wall, I can’t wait to see how I can use the space!
'Ophelia' by John Everett Millais
This painting is inspired by a scene from Shakespeare’s play Hamlet, wherein the character Ophelia sings while floating in a river just before she drowns. The actual scene is not seen onstage, but exists only in Gertrude’s description.
Ophelia is described to have fallen into the river from an overhanging tree while collecting flowers. The flowers present in the painting also reflect the Victorian interest in the “language of flowers”, according to which each flower carries a symbolic meaning. The red poppy floating amongst the other flowers in the water—not mentioned by Shakespeare’s description of the scene—represents sleep and death, possibly chosen by Millais to symbolise her impending demise.