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)

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Fauna Show

Here are some photos from the PhotoAlliance Fauna Show, selected by William Wegman which I had the pleasure of being apart of. Selected works will exhibited at Smith Andersen North Gallery from October 25th thru November 20th, 2014 and the selected photos will also be displayed on the PhotoAlliance web-site which can be seen here.

The official poster, I love it and wish i had a professional copy!

One of William Wegman's photos next to the press release.

The picture hanging and an action shot. Its in the bottom right hand corner.

The picture before it was packed up.
It was asked that no glass be used in the frame, since my framer had no alternative to glass, I just went completely glassless. It is mounted with a large black frame giving it the illusion of a float mount which one can only do successfully with glass or some alternative.

'Little Brother'

Friday, October 24, 2014

Heaven and Sea

I think I will start documenting the clouds. I get overwhelmed when travelling by the sky and the clouds that form there. I always see the most beautiful ones when driving. I have always envied the great artists who could paint the clouds such as Turner, I will never be able to do this, so will have to be content with the instant image a photo can make.

'Between the Heavens and Sea we are home.' 

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Lets be Frank…..

A little appropriation, a photo I took out of a magazine with some added text and a bit of old photoshop…

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Anthomania (LIPS)

Here is one of my publications for LIPS, Limerick International Publishers Salon.
Anthomania, an extravagant fondness for flowers, is a small round book made up of photos and drawings of flowers and such.
I have a love for unusual and interesting sounding words, this little book I hope is just a beginning of a future project. It will be for sale at LIPS which is hosted at Ormston House Gallery in Limerick.
I can't remember exactly what order they went in the book but I think the order below is pretty close, starting from front cover to back, photo, drawing photo then drawing.

Ugly Hound (LIPS)

Ugly Hound is a small pen and watercolour handmade book on 6x4 watercolour paper with japanese binding, created for LIPS, Limerick international Publishing Salon. It will be for sale for this years LIPS event hosted at Ormston House in Limerick.
Pictured below in order from the front cover to the back inside cover.