House or home?

Sculpture

Line ’em up!

Something delightful about working with wire and tissue paper – the more layers of diluted PVA I paint onto the tissue, the more fragile and transparent it appears, whilst also getting stronger and tighter! This weekend, I was able to paint five more layers of glue onto these little buildings. More to come, though!

Work in progress – Harder on the Inside

Let there be light!

My desk today, Sculpture
I spent a chunk of yesterday pulling apart electrical equipment to re-purpose LED lights, switches and wiring in one of my sculptures.  It’s super exciting to think about using ‘light and sound’ with some of my work, but I still have EVERYTHING to learn…

(I’m a wannabe electro-geek!)

Regardless, I did manage to get the desired effect going on with this piece, ‘Safe House’.
I just need to construct the timber base for it to hover above (and hide the battery).

I DID IT!!!

All of the lino pieces used in these sculptures were given to me by friends and family, and all come from the homes of real people! I love that about each sample – they are worn, have scuff marks, paint splashes and other little blemishes… they have all been part of a family.
The piece of lino on the lower right of this image is from the 30s or 40s… unlike the other pieces, it’s design goes right through to the hessian backing – it was composed *of* the pattern, rather than being printed with a design after the sheet of plain lino has been produced.