Friday, 22 January 2010

Finally- a 2010 post.

Hi all, been stupidly busy and once again have fallen a little behind with the blog, couple of new pieces done for the show (small section teaser of one below) got quite a lot more to do and the initial thumbnail sketches i did have slightly misled me into thinking doing the actual paintings will be relatively simple.. nope.

Anyway, on top of that theres a few other jobs in the pipeline, not much i can mention here at the moment but hopefully i will be able to post up something more later. One thing that i can say is that ive gotten involved with Memories project and will be doing a piece for the show / book. If you havent read about it yet check out all the latest info on the Memories site. Heres some background on the project:

'Memories will look at the thoughts and experiences of individuals who have survived cancer, as well as those of people who have lost loved ones. There will be ten stories inside, each looking at one person’s recollection of a particular day in the struggle against cancer. For each of these ‘memories’ a dozen leading artists, illustrators and designers will be creating their own visual response. Two further stories will go ‘open brief’ and we’ll be inviting creatives worldwide to make their own images to accompany the text. The best submissions will go into the book.

That makes for 12 touching stories, and 144 smashing pieces of artwork

The project is being launched this summer by Designers Against Human Rights Abuse (DAHRA), Subism, OneTenEleven Media and editor Garrick Webster. Along with a number of writers and, of course, all the image contributors, they’ll be volunteering their time and skills to the project. We expect it will take a year to complete, culminating in the launch of Memories and an exhibition.'

From the current line up of contributors it looks like its going to a really good mix of work, looking forward to getting started on it!

Finally, heres the teaser for the recently finished show piece, back with more soon.

1 comment:

alex*at*aufdemaur said...

Very cool- the illustration project sounds really neat, and I think it's really cool how your work is being pared up alongside personal experiences from people. I think it's really beautiful how art and humanity go hand in hand. How many other professions or hobbies can reflect or project emotions? I sound stupid, annny way...
I also can't wait to see the finished work- the teaser pic looks pretty cool ^__^ I really like how the background has a fluid/watery effect in relation to the more obvious raindrops in the foreground. Seriously, I hope I'm making sense today, because I don't think I am! haha