Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Clay and limestone

A day out with the 'clay cliffs clan' of Kate, Kaye & I!
We had a beaut day with wonderful weather providing stunning sky and lighting for fantastic photo opportunities.
Elephant rocks provided a surreal situation with a film set in the making for Kingdom Come.
Late afternoon sun, and dark grey sky was magic.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Leaders Remix

Can you name the leader's:
upper lip
lower lip

Friday, October 17, 2008

Political remix

Who will be our new leader?

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Final remix

By combining audio with this image I am questioning children's views regarding war and how many kids today are brought up on playstation etc games. Do they fully understand the reality of war and take it seriously!
Audio comes from a George Bush speech on the invasion of Iraq and live news of bombing in Baghdad. Also included in the remix is audio from a playstation game where you must kill terrorists that threaten Washington DC.

Friday, September 26, 2008

More on remix

Martha Rosler's and Sean Hillen's websites were both very interesting sites and their work has references to war which is a very good resource for this remix. I wasn't quite sure if we are meant to use an "artist" work in the remix so have included a portion of a Sean Hillen photograph (closest to cross hair). 

This image (#52) is from a series called Troubles: photographs from the North of Ireland 1980 - '92 and relates to a funeral in Derry and the ensuing rioting.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Vector self portrait

I started this drawing in illustrator but as I don't have this programme at home decided to try inkscape. I must say I liked the bezier curve dialogs and user friendliness but the colour palette was a bit frustrating. I should have rtfm.
Still, not a bad way to spend Friday when you're feeling lousy. Quite addictive actually and time consuming.
Not a bad result bearing in mind the lack of detail when it comes to wrinkles - artistic license!
No concept, just a practice with vector graphics. 

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Remixing the Remix!

I decided to add text and liked the idea of making it look like a crashed computer system. With the text reversed it makes the image appear as if from the inside looking out. This highlights that young children often think that what happens inside the 'box' is real. Conflict and war involving children is an issue I am working with in my current studio practice, printmaking. 'System Failure' could be seen to refer to a message to end war!