Friday, 30 March 2012

LITTLE AND LARGE

Scale is an interesting issue, especially as it is very difficult to make out the sizes of things when they are posted like this.

These drawings are preparation pieces and are 80cm x 50cm.

This is a detail, the sheets of paper are A4.

Where as this enamel book is 5cm x 3cm.

I thought that it might be easy to make a tiny object, but there is not enough room to make it make complete sense. The collection of beetles at the Oxford Natural History Museum have more tiny specimens than the glamorously large beetles that appear in my big drawings. I know what I would prefer flying around!











Sunday, 18 March 2012

FIELD NOTES

I have just finished these two enamelled note books

Both are 4ins x 2.5ins and made of steel.



This size gives me an ideal opportunity to experiment with the enamel and the photo resist film I am using to achieve the sand blasted images in the work.








Sunday, 11 March 2012

ENAMEL - ENAMEL



The finishing touches have been made, I am particularly pleased with the sand blasted moth details, not quite through to the metal. It gives a lovely grainy, mat surface to the enamel. I have also sandblasted the enamel away on the back of the piece.
Now I have finish the concertina book I am now turning my energies onto developing the spiral bound note books. This is the first experiment.



About 3ins x 2ins, this book is made of steel and uses a variety of enamel techniques

Again I am exploring sandblasting images into the enamel surface.

The Twenty Twenty Gallery at Much Wenlock, Shropshire has just taken delivery of these beetle spoons, it is a lovely gallery and Much Wenlock is a great place for a day out.