Saturday, July 23, 2011

A productive day in Edinburgh

Yesterday I went through to Edinburgh to drop off some pieces of work for the upcoming Caravan exhibition. I met some of the lovely team, who were very happy and enthusiastic about my work. The exhibition opening is most likely at the beginning of August as there have been a few setbacks with getting the actual Caravan up and running on time. I will update as soon as dates are confirmed.

After dropping off my work, I tagged along with a couple of friends as they viewed flats in Leith. They are hoping to move to Edinburgh in September. Although it seems like everyone is leaving Dundee, the good thing is I have friends in most of the other major cities now to visit.

Although I seem to have been experiencing the post-Degree Show creative slump, I have some new ideas milling around in my head at the moment to move my work forward. Here's some snippets of what i've been looking at. The religious ideas and the aspect of icon worship that appeared in my Degree Show work will remain- but I am branching out in new directions. I also want to explore how death is viewed in different cultures and religions, starting with Mexico's traditional 'Day of the Dead' festival. I love the idea that they celebrate the lives of their loved ones who've passed on and invite their souls back to join in on the party...

Our Lady of Guadalupe

Day of the Dead

Saturday, July 16, 2011

And i'm back!

So, it's been a while since I updated my blog (again!). Since I last updated, i've been doing all sorts of exciting things:
I graduated on 23rd June (to a backdrop of torrential rain and thunder!)

Spent a week in sunny Berlin, drinking lots of this stuff.

I also turned 22 last week. But my most exciting news is that i've been invited by the lovely people at Caravan to take part in their opening exhibition.
You can check them out here-  

So now I have to decide which pieces will be coming down to Edinburgh with me next week when I get to see the gallery for the first time. Possibly these three pieces among others, although I may well change my mind:

Ava Gardner

Arlene Dahl

Bob Hope