Saturday, November 15, 2014

And In We Fell

'The unconscious is volcanic in tone and yet you cannot do anything about it.
 You had better be its friend, or accept it, or love it if you can, because it might get the better of you. You never know.' -Louise Bourgeois, Ibid

Friday, November 14, 2014

Photo-Booth Thoughts

Im currently putting together some new work using Photo Booth or wallet photos and found text using the black-out poetry method. The text and photo are scanned in separately they put tougher in photoshop using a background from an old album.
I am sure there are other names for these small photos as the majority were taken in a studio, I must do more research. I haven't decided a title i'm serenely going with Wallet Thoughts, but I am sure I can come up with something different.
Artists especially female artists have had an ongoing relationship with photo booths documenting themselves as their career progresses. These artists include Tracey Emin, Andy Warhol and my favourite Lee Godie.
I will add these the my poetry blog when they are all finished and hopefully make a book out of them when all is said and done. Watch this space.

Photo Booth Self-portraits by Tracey Emin, Lee Godie and And Warhol

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Bread and Butter Work

Turns out you need to sell your work if you need to make a living, it dose not help that I live in a country were unemployment is rife.  So to make my bread and butter I have reopened my Etsy store were I will be selling my Black out poems. I currently only have eight up to see how it goes but will be adding more. If you see one on the poetry blog that you will like let me know and I will see if it is still available. Please spread the word they will make great stocking fillers, and gifts for loved ones or yourself!

To visit the store click here

I am also accepting commissions for unique portraits of animals, dogs cats set in a variety of media, prices vary on size and medium. And I am also available for other arty-farty work. Spread the word!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

A Not so Fictional…..Self-Portrait, 2014

'A Not So Fictional, But Somewhat Obvious Self-Portrait', 2014 
(Found vintage photograph, collage, newspaper text)