Art I LOVE: Ron Mueck ‘Dead Dad’ and Others. No way you can Look away

  I have always been an admirer of Ron Mueck’s  sculpture (b.1958 Australia) ever since seeing his ‘Dead Dad’  (his own father,, reduced in scale).  This work pays homage to his father.  By reducing the scale., it somehow increases the importance and reverence the artist has towards him, as well as magnifying the ‘humaness’ and exclusivenessContinue reading “Art I LOVE: Ron Mueck ‘Dead Dad’ and Others. No way you can Look away”

Transcription: ‘Snow White and her Stepmother’ by Paula Rego, Page 49 The Sinister Shadow Theatre continued

Continuing with the Sinister Shadow theatre (Page 49 of my transcription of Paula Rego’s ‘Snow White and her Stepmother’)   ‘The German artist Katherina Fritsch’s powerful spatially dominant sculpture ‘Rattenkonig’ (Rat King) 1993 -94 is the product of a very ordinary experience which the artist had in a large city (at the back of New YorkContinue reading “Transcription: ‘Snow White and her Stepmother’ by Paula Rego, Page 49 The Sinister Shadow Theatre continued”

Altered art book, Page 23 continued

Page 23 of my altered art book continued from this One artist springs immediately to mind – artist Mona Hatoum. (b. 1975 Beirut Lebanon).  In her exhibition ‘The Grater Divide’ at the White Cube 2002 the artist used familiar objects on a larger scale, such as a fold out cheese grater that acts as a roomContinue reading “Altered art book, Page 23 continued”

Transcription continued: page 18 The end of the road for now

  Transcription continued pages 18…… I would very much like to explore the textures I have identified within the image.  These would translate well into ceramic: different glazes could be used to achieve this.    The image also suggest a map or an Ariel view.  However these are just experiments that I shall have to leaveContinue reading “Transcription continued: page 18 The end of the road for now”

Crafty Old Sugar!

    I was watching a programme today which featured the Bowes Museum in County Durham.  The exhibition was about Sugarcraft as a sculptural medium.  I never realised that this craft was so old.  Apparently it was featured in the household of Princesse de Lamballe, Marie Therese Louise de Savoie-Carignan (1749-92) who was a favouriteContinue reading “Crafty Old Sugar!”