Last chance to see! http://www.sgfa.org.uk/drawn-together-members-exhibition-at-bankside-gallery-30th-june-5th-july-2015/ On show is my “Saint Sebastian’s Lobster Tree”. Part of the Saintly Trees series.
There’s something that always appealed to me about lobsters. I’m not normally a big still life fan, but the iconic nature of Kalf’s lobster is captivating. As you can see from my page extension, I misjudged the height and needed to glue a bit more onto my sketchbook. Click on the image of the original painting to find out more about it. This piece has influenced my own work, I’m starting another large tree drawing, this time themed loosely on Saint Sebastian.
Continuing the theme of lobsters and their lives under the sea, this is a collage showing a little lobster. Based on the postcard size format, 6×4″ I used junk mail, recycled papers and origami papers to create this piece.
Working with collage has been fun. It’s given me a chance to explore the materiality of the paper a lot more and to find themes in new ways. I added the mask to this little lobster and used an old envelope to give him somewhere homelike under the sea. The motif of the pineapple decoration, from the Masked Ball collage series also comes into play. Using junk mail, handmade paper, old work, recycling pieces and handouts and combining it all with origami papers gives an eclectic feel. What I have enjoyed a lot is using bits of text just as tonal…
Collage using mixed media papers and junk mail. 75x75cm.