Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Monday, 25 April 2011

Monday, 18 April 2011


I'm fickle with my affections when it comes to material things. Today's new love is Swarm. They have the  most beautiful things made from old canvases and tapestry.

I feel a new project coming on!

Saturday, 9 April 2011

The Path

I recently submitted a piece of artwork for a book and although it wasn't successful, I'm still pretty happy with what I created.  The theme I chose was 'My worst fear'. That fear is something happening to my children.

I used both of my own children in this piece, which made it more poignant for me. You can see some of the photos from that shoot here.

I wanted to base it on a fairytale genre, eg. always stay on the path, never go in the woods. My daughter, Kitty is wearing a red coat and my son, Nico, a red hooded top. There are obvious nods to Little Red Riding Hood and Hansel and Gretel.

There are four canvases, each revealing a little more of the children's journey through the woods.........

Waifs and Strays
The children are walking safely on the path.

Not Alone
The boy sees something off to the side and points it out to his sister.

A Very Dark Shadow
The children leave the safety of the path and go to investigate, forgetting the warnings of going into the woods.

Forsaken Again
The path is now empty. The children have gone.