I have just started in my spare time on some more figurative/illustrative works, based on the industrial ambient music of acolyte also known as Craig Saunders. The piece above is based on his track Elegy - is one of tracks which I am working from - listen here.
In literature, an elegy (from the Greek word ἔλεγος, "lament") is a mournful, melancholic or plaintive poem, especially a funeral song or a lament for the dead.Elegy" (sometimes spelled elégie) and may denote a type of musical work, usually of a sad or somber nature.
Listening to the music, I allow myself to free sculpt/draw - creating works based off of the tracks, I plan to go into sections of these works to crop in on areas of the sculpt/drawing/render/mix to make more images - to then refine revisit and re -interpret. These works will be an iterative process and a way form to incorporate my illustrative/photographic dabbling's into my sculptural work.
Its early days with this process - allowing myself to be a bit more free form - and yes there is probably a bit more crossover with my commercial work - but its fun (melancholic fun).
I am working with augmented reality (AR) works after a long break (concentrating on physical prints and my commercial work), and was lucky enough to be invited to have one of my works shown with (Un)seen Sculptures, a mobile 3D augmented reality exhibition presented by dLux MediaArts at the Glasshouse Port Macquarie.
The exhibition will be staged in locations throughout the city and along the water and will feature works by Australian artists and international visitors from as far afield as the USA, China, Portugal, Germany, and the Netherlands.
Situated in these locations will be virtual digital works; hidden from the naked eye but visible to anyone with an iPhone, Android or Nokia smartphone and an app called the Layar Reality Browser, that can be downloaded for free from iTunes, the Android Market or the Ovi Store.
Once they have downloaded this app, people can simply open it up, search for “unseen”, select the layer set up for the show, then hold up their phones at the designated locations, and they will see 3D artworks. When these artworks are “touched”, further information about them will be revealed and other forms of interaction may be unlocked.
The exhibition is curated by Warren Armstrong will be running from 1 May 2014 - 10:00am - 31 May 2014 - 4:30pm. For more about previous showings of (Un)seen Sculptures and to find out what’s been done in this field elsewhere in the world, follow some of the links in the AR Art Links box in the sidebar on his site. www.unseensculptures.com
Mandala - v0.*
This piece started as a vertebrae of a Duiker, (antelope native to Sub-Saharan Africa). The piece has been through several iterations hence the v0.* naming convention, as its an ever evolving three dimensional shape from "home" which I have become attached to (or obsessed with?). Its an evolution of the pure sculptural forms found in the vertebrae to which I often return to, so its cyclical - so the form became a mandala, rather than attempt to replicate the original it now exists in its own in the medium of AR.
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