Archive for February, 2007

Work-In-Progress (Judas Iscariot Pt.2)

Posted in art on February 28, 2007 by artbizness

Flickr: Photos from Mike6

Let the screws begin…. All 30 of them.

This is also on graph paper, but the graph paper is in imperial measurements – all the other apostles will be on metric graph paper.

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Work-in-Progress (Judas Iscariot Pt.1)

Posted in art on February 28, 2007 by artbizness

Flickr: Photos from Mike6

So now I’m doing Judas. I want to do 30 screws, and silver leaf them. I did the 2 versions of a screw that you can see above, and then went downstairs to the office, to test them out on people.

“Which one looks more obviously screw-like?”

2 people said “The one on the left”, and 2 people said “The one on the right.”

Funnily enough, it was the British who said the one on the left, and a Russian and an American who said the one on the right, so I wonder if that says something about UK sensibilities.

Probably not.

However, on further consultation, the general consensus was that although the one on the left could be seen to be screw-like, 30 of them on a page would somehow detract from their screw-like-ness. The one on the right would make more visual sense, so that’s the one I’m going with.

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Why I kicked a painting

Posted in art on February 27, 2007 by artbizness

Flickr: Photos from Mike6

Finally I’ve finished.

This work was started last year, and its taken me until now to finish the thing. If you go here, you’ll see me kicking a painting. I was kicking the bottom part of this painting, which is made of stainless steel, before spraying it and bolting it on to the rest of the painting.

It’s painted with a very glossy household paint, which is why I had to photograph it at this funny angle – shooting a glossy surface is like photographing a giant mirror – the flash goes off, and all you get is your reflection.

Junia is mentioned by Paul in the New Testament as an Apostle (Romans 16:7). She is believed to be a woman by many, and yet this is the only biblical reference to a female Apostle in the Bible.

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Work-in-Progress 6 (St. James-The-Less)

Posted in art on February 27, 2007 by artbizness

Flickr: Photos from Mike6

Ok, I think we’re there. It looks better this way up, and I’ve added screws. It will need a bit of tidying up and precision. Then all I have to do is save up enough cash to frame it.

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St. James-The-Less (Work-in-Progress Pt. 5)

Posted in art on February 26, 2007 by artbizness

Flickr: Photos from Mike6

My wife said “It looks a bit short….” But on this occasion, she was referring to the length of the saw I had painted. The last one (below) had the blade of the saw off the page, as I had centered on the handle, but as she quite rightly pointed out, it just looks like a saw with half a blade.

So…. Another resize, and repaint, and there it is. I’ve started to make it a bit more definite, too. It looks quite cartoon-y but that’s ok.

I’m also wondering if it would look a little better the other way up: vertically (portrait) rather than horizontal (landscape). It is a portrait of St. James-The-Less, after all.

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Work-in-Progress Pt. 4 (St. James-The-Less)

Posted in art on February 23, 2007 by artbizness

St. James-The-Less 4 on Flickr – Photo Sharing!

There – measured accurately from a real saw and scaled up. I like the idea that you can see the previous versions underneath. Now the work really starts.

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Work In Progress Pt.3 (St. James-The-Less)

Posted in art on February 23, 2007 by artbizness

St. James-The-Less on Flickr – Photo Sharing!

My first stab at accuracy. You can see it’s better, but it’s not quite right somehow.

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