Blanketed in their endorsed skins this odd couple are united as members of one tribe; an odd-ball gang; a strange aquatic squad. Instead of individual details of claws, fins, lips, wheels and heads one sees amorphous colour and pattern.
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The end of year show for 24hr art 2009 was a celebration of 20 years of exhibitions (175,200 hrs). They asked for postcards from members and I sent them this:
Thought I might have a go at a couple of stencils for the Melbourne stencil festival.
So I started with an old piece:
And cut some layers. (I used my current favourite beer packaging for each of the stencils – maybe not the best idea I have ever had.)
And because really the part I like most is cutting out, I decided to try 2 stencils:
And decided I needed a mega-sized met card top layer:
And, well the results are mixed. Decided not to enter them in the festival. Will have another go when I get some spare time. Did quite a bit of air-brushing at school and so feel determined to master this… later.
Exhibited in the Tag Tree Exhibition Group show, Hampshire, UK, 2009.
This exhibition aimed to amass 1000 tags from across the world and the call for entries was posted through flickr. The works were to be exhibited in two shows: an indoor, gallery show Hampshire, UK, and an outdoor exhibition to be held in a tree.
Had to have a few tree hanging prectices before sending them off.
For images of the indoor exhibiton see the photos in flickr. I do not think they have been stuck in a tree yet.
Exhibited at in a group show at Artholes, Melbourne, 2007.
Another similar mobile was included in the CERES charity art auction, 2007: http://www.ceres.org.au/
I have made a number of these fish mobiles. The first ones (including this one) are made out of tram tickets / metcards. The fish are suspended on salvaged street-sweeper blades found on the side of the street.
If you look along the edge of most major city streets you will find these long thin snapped of steel blades. Took us a long while to work out that they are from street-sweepers. Once you notice them it is hard to stop seeing them.
I have also made some elephant mobiles but I do not have any photos of these.