Thursday, June 23, 2011

Australia INfront - Woman

I spent the last few weekends [and week nights] making this piece for a visual response competition at Australian INfront.

I wanted a woman that was strong, self assured and wearing a silly helmet. It seems to be a recurring theme lately, drawing all sorts of people in strange hats. Sigmund Freud would probably have something to say about that, but he'd probably say it in German and I'd have to figure it out from his gestures. Although the gestures would presumably also be in German.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Don't judge a cover by its book.

Titles are something that fascinates me. Perhaps it's a sign of laziness but I sometimes prefer to name art and projects rather than produce them. So although I am not a member of any band or currently perform or record music, I've already given my second album the title 'God sleeps better naked'. My next novel [which I have no intention to write] is entitled 'The hand that strokes the kidney'. I also tend to like the titles of books and films based only on their titles, 'The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension' being a case in point.

So with that I mind, recently I've using books and their titles as the starting point for a series of drawings. Using books from op-shops and second hand bookstores I make drawings on their covers based on their titles. Below are 'The Snow People' and The Black Spectacles'. I've got a whole stack that I'm working through so look forward to 'Approaching Priests', 'BABIES NEED BOOKS' and my favorite 'Future Youth: How to reverse the aging process'.

Little Shop

Poster I finished recently for the Altona City theatre. Looks like its going to be a great show, check it out here.