Due to the C19 virus many artists (including myself) have found themselves with shows cancelled, teaching gone and technical support jobs disappeared overnight as the lockdown takes effect. So following the lead of @artistsupportpledge on Instagram, I am taking the pledge. ‘It’s a simple concept, you post images of you work you are willing to sell for no more than £200 each (not including shipping). Every time you reach £1000 of sales you pledge to buy another artists work for £200. This creates a small but dynamic market where all can contribute whatever their level of success. This is a culture dependent on the honesty and generosity of our artistic communities at every level’.
So here I go: I’ll be posting a small selection of 46x46cm limited edition prints, initially inspired by the River Test but then wider afield, and pledge that I will re-invest in other artists work, helping to support and sustain the wider arts ecology at this challenging time.
PLEDGE 01 – ‘Surface Tensions: Bubble Wing’, unframed digital print (edition of 10) on archival paper, 46x46cm, signed, numbered, with Certificate of Origin, £100.
So if you are in the position to do so please do support artists in this way. When I reach the £1000 I will reveal the artist and work I have supported in return. To buy contact me via DM on Instagram or via ‘contact’ on this site.
Here is the latest batch of Instagram work-in-progress pics (@surface.tensions) for Surface Tensions. I have been experimenting with drawing a small section of the riverbed in VR, also taking images of a fishing rod to make a 3D model using photogrammetry. Things are speeeding up now as the deadline approaches. Getting exciting!
Today I’ve been drawing FM Halford using a chalk line. See @surface.tensions on Instagram for details.
Work continues on Surface Tensions, which is scheduled to open on Friday 24th April at Mottisfont. I’m continuing to post updates on my Instagram account @surface.tension
Reinhild and I have now finished the research stage of our residency in the New Forest. We presented our findings and ran a workshop at spudWorks in Sway last week. Really looking forward to taking this project further in the new year. Many thanks to all those who came on the day, and everyone we met during our time in the New Forest. It is such a fascinating place, so fertile for the imagination. As for ‘estover’, an ancient right of the local ‘commoners’ to collect firewood from the Forest.
It is the unexpected beauty at the heart of technology’s ability to transform the everyday into the exceptional that keeps me going. Here, for example, is the horseshoe print I posted earlier, this time as an undulating landscape.
This image of some mushrooms near to Stonyford Pond on the heath at Hilltop is made up of individual dots in 3Dspace, each one coloured. So once placed inside a virtual world it would be possible to go and explore, pass beneath the mushrooms, explore the spaces between the pine needles. This is the direction I am going with the research I have been doing up on Hilltop.