July 15, 2017

Eventually, the engraving is done; it’s time to give the artwork its wings.  All the experimentation in the world cannot guarantee what happens next…

To some degree, you can manipulate how the 2-part rust effect paint behaves. I wanted a tonal shift dark at the edge to...

July 15, 2017

Spinning the dish was a really useful method for making concentric marks.  The white gesso, the darker ash paint layers and final black rust effect paint were all applied and sanded back this way at some stage. Holding brush or sandpaper in one hand and spinning the di...

July 11, 2017

 This is the dish being prepared in the mobile spray booth...ironically using paint designed to prevent rust! At this stripped back stage, the dish is no longer functional. It is still an ‘object’, not yet pretending to be ‘art’, low not high.

 I think part of the attra...

July 7, 2017

Once I finally get to the stage of engraving, the brain goes into what might be called 'mindful meditation'.  I'm prone to overplan and overthink things, perhaps, so its a relief to just do it!  But before I do, I do more tests, samples, experiments... just to be sure...

July 6, 2017

This is the satellite dish during its makeover for the Bunbury Biennale. Turning the object into art justified my hoarding.  But the dish was also the perfect ‘found object’: I wanted to follow up the recent Control Point artworks with a new piece that warped the flat...

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