University is tiring, hard and time-consuming! But I have some meagre crumbs to show. I had to do a proposal submission for a show of AUCB Student work at a local-ish gallery called ArtSway. Here are my proposed pieces and the supporting images I put in (I don't really expect to get in):
OI YOU! YOU THERE! WITH THE CHIN. STOP DOING THAT! IT’S VERY RUDE
A series of four painted/printed boards, each one displaying part of the text which makes up the title rendered in solid, stencilled white on a muted abstract painted background, realized in acrylic paint and printing ink. The boards to be hung individually in a 2x2 arrangement.
Developmental work for OI YOU! YOU THERE! WITH THE CHIN. STOP DOING THAT! IT’S VERY RUDE
Sic Semper Tyrannis
The work is in the form of a folding triptych, with overtones of an altar piece or icon, made out of simple black-painted wood. The two side panels fold on brass hinges into the central panel, and the piece should be displayed as an object standing on a plinth. The two smaller side panels contain highly rendered mixed media drawings in ink, graphite, charcoal, chalk, acrylic paint, coffee and home-made tempera paint, and each portrays a rotting corpse lying in a coffin, identifiable through their clothing and other details as Elvis Presley and Michael Jackson. The larger central panel contains a drawing echoing aesthetic elements of the side panels, consisting of the text ‘THUS TO ALL TYRANTS’.
Sketches for 'Sic Semper Tyrannis'.
An image made up of 24 smaller images, each the size of a standard piece of A4 printer paper, mounted on a board in 6 rows and 4 columns. These images are all developed from a self-portrait of the artist, using a continuous process of photocopying and over-drawing and painting, so that the images represent a sort of timeline of work, with the number echoing the 24 frames used in one second of a film. Each component image will be in the form of a print made from solar etching plates, developed separately and mounted edge to edge so that no border or background is visible.
Developmental work for Untitled