Making progress after my holiday. Submission date is fast approaching.
Still swapping between lathe and bench refining shape and form. Lots of carving and filing going on. Gradually approaching the point where I can begin texturing and adding colour.
Waiting for extra tools to arrive from the US to assist with completion.
Satisfaction and excitement with working again cannot be measured. Many new art materials and processes to explore in my next pieces.
Recently purchased Zbrush8 plus a photo to 3d program, both will extend possibilities and aid visualisation.
Tuesday, 25 July 2017
Monday, 17 July 2017
An opportunity has presented itself recently. It has provided me with the opportunity and motivation to produce some new work after a long break.
New ideas, materials and a couple of new pieces of equipment will help to take me in a new direction and provides the impetus to start being creative again.
I have a short timescale to submit the work and a holiday in between. Helps to stimulate focus when there is a definite deadline.
Some possible shapes to work on - maybe
Monday, 10 April 2017
About 5 years ago I was helping two UK turners to make the transition from traditional woodturning to working with ideas and reference.
Unfortunately, the relationship soured for a variety of reasons and I was subjected to some vociferous online abuse over time. Apt expressions of their intellectual ability and insecurity, I guess.
During the mentoring process I agreed to do some collaborative work and the pieces below were submitted for me to work on, one piece from each turner. I never did anything with them, not wishing to share any more with the turners concerned.
I could rework them as completed hollow forms but I thought it might be an interesting and cathartic exercise to rework and recycle parts of these two pieces as the beginning of a new body of work around the theme of artification.