Jun 25, 2011

Theatre Of Objects

With two small items of personal value, ( our grandson's toy car & one of our border collie dog ornaments ) the highlighted composition creates shadows and drama in this still life painting. The shadows lead you into this image of the dog placed upside down on a coloured background. 
Then there's the blue car!
The question is... " Has the dog been hit by the car which is leaving the scene, the driver knowing or not knowing what's happened, OR, is the dog just happy to see the familiar vehicle ? " 
Engage the viewer was the directive !
I have decided to call this 75 cm square oil painting " Dog Dilemma. "

Jun 11, 2011

Art Up Cycling

Inspired by the sculptor Robert Klippel, this art school project was recently created from found objects. The chair legs were cut into cubes and then burnished on a sanding belt to form various planes which were laminated together with PVA glue. The tiny pieces of assorted wood were formed to provide bulk and piled either side of the circular shapes of flexible plywood. The brief was for a sculpture 50 x 50 x 50 cm in size. The interpretation is yours from this profile image.