Sunday, May 13, 2007

Afternoon sun pics from the Oxford House exhibit

I went and took some pictures of the exhibition on Wednesday and I love the sun from the glass roof and the architectural interest from the ramps and railings everywhere!
Here is a sort of tour for those of you who can't make it.

These first three are from the lower basement gallery, with Rachel James' breathing sculpture in the back:

These next ones are in the upper gallery:

This piece (there is a detail below) is made of 100 panels and is titled:
Which One's The Pretty One?

And finally, looking down from the upper gallery:

Friday, May 11, 2007

Art Games kids

The group of kids I work with in the Rowan Arts Project is amazing. And Anna Boggon, the artist/teacher/leader of the group is very good at bringing out their best. Here is a picture of some paintings the kids did this week. They are a mixture of acrylic, collage and printing. They look even better in person. We are working towards a big project for the Holloway Arts Festival in July.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Oxford House Exhibition

The private view at Oxford House went really well on the 3rd! Lots of lovely old friends and some lovely new friends, most everyone - managed to come out for the evening!
The work looks great in the space. All the light is amazing and the different levels of railings and stairs make an interesting architectural backdrop.
It is still up for 3 more weeks, through May 29.
A big thanks to H for all her hard work. I could not have done it without her.
Photo credits for the pictures of the private view go to H

These two pictures are from the hanging days:

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Five years in Engerland!

My coach arrived in Dover on May 3rd, 2002 from Belgium where I had been visiting my friend Jana. Five years later I still live in London and things are working out well.
Since I arrived I have:
Fallen in love and we've been together almost 5 years now.
Received my MA from Camberwell College of Art.
Had my painting studio at the Chocolate Factory for 3 years and been in some interesting exhibitions.
Found the few acceptable Mexican restaurants in London.
Learned to love the beautiful game. I support Arsenal.
Gained weight from my poor hibernation strategies (lots of tea and biscuits) to get through the winters. I think I may be genetically a hot-house flower.
Learned that ignoring people is a form of politeness in a crowded place; they are letting you have your privacy.
I have also learned patience, moderation and that the other person may be right.
I am obsessed by my work; painting and concepts for books are always in my head. I don't make enough time for people. I feel the results of this sometimes and it makes me sad sometimes but that is how it is.
Quinacridone crimson rocks.