10 June 2017

it works!

White silk-threads - cyanotyped. Dyed and processed as a whole body. It works. This is a study - to find out just this. - Nice to watch how over time the blue becomes more and more saturated.
The white shape is spheric - but slightly distorted and asymmetric, on purpose.



12cm x 12cm x 44cm
silk threads (cyanotyped) / PET / bicycle tube / steel

By the way, find more about the process in previous two posts.

3 June 2017

3-d cyano print

Exposure to sun light and...
...rinse and developing bath.

25 May 2017

Work in progress

In the studio, developing a 3-dimensional negative - a test-run for a new piece.


A block of silk-threads. A black roundish shape - integrated within the threads. Soon to be dyed and exposed to sun light...

20 March 2017

Lightning



left: Lichtenberg figure from "über elektrische Entladungsfiguren auf photographischen Platten" by Anton Blümel (Berlin, 1898)
center : Hiroshi Sugimoto, 'Talbotized 011', 2012
right: Hiroshi Sugimoto, Lightning Field photograph from 'The Long Never, 2008

from St Ellock's page

17 February 2017

Haven

A world at the bottom of the Mediterranean:


HAVEN from Les films engloutis on Vimeo.

The story behind

PS: ...reminds me of Jason deCaires Taylor work. 

12 January 2017




Works by Zimoun

17 November 2016

22 October 2016

Book with no pages



Book with No Pages (study)
bookwork (threaded)
materials: cardboard, silk thread
18 x 18 x 18cm

Two identical pieces of cardboard form the jacket of this book work. Stitched into the jacket are a square and a circle with the same area. When opening the 'book', a threaded drawing unfolds joining  a square and a circle. Squaring the circle the content of this book unites two incompatible concepts.

Link to more versions of 'Books with No Pages'

9 October 2016

Large scale ballpoint pen drawings by Il Lee.



BL-1401, 2014, ballpoint pen on canvas, 84 x 121 inches (213.4 x 307.3 cm)

8 October 2016

The Topography of Tears by Rose-Lynn Fisher



"[...] a study of more than one hundred tears photographed through an optical microscope. [...]"

8 September 2016

Hatched

Hatched has been commissioned by Amy Johnson Festival for their exhibition 'Da Vinci Engineered - Renaissance Mechanics to Contemporary Art' this July/August in Hull. [link to catalogue]


A two-dimensional drawing 'hatches' into the third dimension: A stylized pair of wings is drawn/stitched on a horizontally suspended sheet of acrylic glass using black waxed thread. This 'drawing' builds the matrix for a bundle of invisible threads joining two acrylic sheets above our heads. Sewn to the vertical threads, a three-dimensional pair of wings (mohair) unfolds.

The fleeting shadow of the wings - it fluctuates with the light and weather outside - works as the counterpart of the steel weight at the bottom of the installation.  

2-D 'hatches' into 3-D; Plato's Allegory of the Cave comes to mind.



The base - acrylic glass sewn with nylon and waxed braided thread, steel plate (weight)



Mohair stitched to a matrix of nylon threads.

dimensions: 150cm x 40cm x 295cm (w x d x h)
materials: acrylic glass, nylon, waxed braided thread, mohair, steel plate

2 July 2016

Da Vinci Engineered

Throughout May/June I've been working on a new piece:
HATCHED [images] has been commissioned by Amy Johnson Festival, Hull, UK



Da Vinci Engineered, Renaissance Mechanics to Contemporary Art, is on display in a specially constructed gallery in Zebedee's Yard, off Whitefriargate - from 2 July to 21 August 2016.

"Twelve faithful reproductions of Leonardo da Vinci’s flight and wind machines loaned by Da Vinci Museum, Florence, demonstrate the remarkable prescience of this great artist and his engineering genius. Alongside these Renaissance machines, specially commissioned and selected works by contemporary artists respond to ideas of flight or explore the use of engineering in their conceptualisation, design or production.
This fascinating exhibition, curated by Lara Goodband, reminds us that the creativity of the engineer and the inspiration of the artist are two sides of the same coin of human endeavor and innovation."