Finished Mail Art. Sending off to Australia, France, South Africa, USA, Canada and Portugal.
“Earth Works” series.
Gocco screen print. Distress inks. Stencil. Thread. Collage. Coloured pencil on vintage graph paper and found cardboard packaging.
I just got a nice surprise to say my artwork will be included in the Times Square Show in New York.
You’re in our celebration! You get three spots in our Times Square show. Your work will be 10 feet (3 meters) tall on the sign!
I am also, halfway of having an image of my work, 200 feet (60 meters) tall on the entire massive billboard ! If you would like to help me takeover the whole billboard in Times Square, the images below will take you to a like button.
A HUGE thank you to everyone for your continued support of my arts career! I really appreciate it
I find Frottage rubbings are fun to do. I did the rubbings, when I was an artist in residency in Spain. The rustic farmhouse was over 200 years old and once a winery. It had amazing textures throughout and the studio’s. were very generous in size.
A series of data cards surrounding missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. Quick visual notations on cardboard packaging, in response to the endless confusing and conflicting information given out by governments and authorities, in charge of this tragedy.
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September 2014 – March 2015
I am excited to announce my environmental art object I created for the Landfillart project in 2009, has just been selected to be part of an environmental installation at the The Museum of Shenandoah Valley in Virginia USA later this year. I will send more info. closer to the opening.
“I chose to be part of this project because I believe in the power of art to move… to encourage change. For me ‘This’ project demonstrates ‘The Power of Art’ to pass on important concerns about our fragile ecological state whilst giving examples of how we can recycle and reuse in creative ways.”Jenny Davis
Dear Landfillart Artist:
Today, World Environment Day of the United Nations—an annual celebration to encourage positive environmental action—is the perfect time to inform you that the artwork you created and donated to the Landfillart Project will be included in the exhibition Second Time Around: The Hubcap as Art.
The exhibition will open September 7, 2014, at The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley (MSV), in Winchester, Virginia, USA, and be on exhibit through March 1, 2015. Yours is one of 287 objects selected out of more than 1,000 artworks now in the Landfillart Collection. The exhibition presents work from artists in every U.S. state and 35 other countries. The dense, visually exciting installation has a strong environmental message and will incorporate WASTE NOT from the Green Revolution “eco-zibit,” which is based on an exhibition originally created by the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, and its Black Creativity Council and made available by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service.
Congratulations on your inclusion in Second Time Around: The Hubcap as Art. We hope to see you in Winchester to celebrate this exciting exhibition with us.
Dana Hand Evans
Executive Director, Museum of the Shenandoah Valley
Founder, The Landfillart Project
Using trickery and lies, Australian Navy and Customs and Border Protection officers intercepted a boat carrying asylum seekers in December 2012. They were told they would be taken to Christmas island and transferred onto a small lifeboat and handed a document that said: “You only have enough fuel to reach land in Indonesia. You do not have enough fuel to continue your voyage to Australia … if you continue on your journey, the master and crew of your boat will face harsh penalties, which may include a jail term.
The United Nations 1951 Refugee Convention defines a refugee as someone: “owing to well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion, is outside the country of his nationality and is unable or, owing to such fear, is unwilling to avail himself of the protection of that country; or who, not having a nationality and being outside the country of his former habitual residence as a result of such events, is unable or, owing to such fear, is unwilling to return to it.”All refugees have been asylum seekers. People who arrive in countries that are signatory to the 1951 Convention, regardless of their method of arrival, are entitled to seek refugee protection. Refugee status determination does not discriminate between how a person arrived in a country and lodged their application.
A series of little collages “In Transit” on canvas made from vintage papers, wallpaper, found street litter F.G, Washi tape, pen and ink .
Size 10.2 x 10. 2 each
Hand drawn mapping and aerial views of the world
fragments from the landscape using marks and signs left behind in natural and man-made environments.
a day trip to Dungeness in England with my family in 2005
Quick observations of found numbers and signs ephemeral and permanent, on the Seine river in Asnieres- sur- seine, France in 2007.
Please click on images to enlarge or if you wish to purchase!
3 drawings on Australian acid-free drawing paper 2013.
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Acrylic paint graphite and thread
Yellow Yellow Yellow
graphite oil pastel felt pen
mixed media with collage
Each drawing approx. 42 x 29cm. / 16.5″ x 11.5″ in size.
Coming soon videos on how I create my art and more…
I love to recycle packaging, junk mail and advertising materials into books
I like the freedom of designing my books as I make them, discovering ideas along the the way
Its amazing how much packaging can be saved over time
For this book I used cereal packaging with a peephole and pasta boxes with acetate windows for the interior pages
and sealed the pages with white Gesso
only on one side because I liked the dark look of the cardboard ( later I painted them with Parisian essence to age )
On the cover I used double sided tape to stick down the tabs
to make it more sturdy
The little window will have something inside
Taking a load of baguette bags I bought back from France
I scrunched them up into balls and wrinkled them
opened them up and stuck them to the cover packaging with pva glue
This gave the cover an oldish feel with a lovely rough texture.French text shows through the window
I covered the inside with some French text from a 1900′s magazine, stamping and my hand drawn doodle drawings.
I didn’t like the brightness of the gessoed pages so aged them with washes of Parisian essence
When dry I cut off some of side flaps from the inside pages saving them for tags and pockets later
I didn’t have an awl to make the holes for binding the book, instead I used a hammer and nail. It worked fine
I punched 3 rows of holes weaving in and out with cotton mop thread
leaving a tail inside I then plaited the threads and added a piece cardboard for a bead thing
The extra holes seen were a mistake and can be covered up with more baguette paper and glue later
Side flaps on some of the pages hold piles of water colour papers for collage and drawing
They are tied with cotton mop thread
The loose water colour papers are white and hand dyed with Parisian essence
See through windows add more interest
Pockets and string hold found papers and tags. The book is still not finished and I will probably add more tags and pockets
Toggles were sewn on the front with a string to close
This book has a Japanese feel to it and measures 24 x19cm. 5 pockets hold 40 pieces of water colour paper with another 12 pages. Some have windows.
I try to keep on top of my collecting by making something with the packaging every few weeks.
What do you make from your junk?