Saturday, 6 September 2014

Quotients and Remainders

Ink and acrylic on board, with fluorescent gaffing tape.

This painting was made from the offcuts of a previous painting on board, and being a fragment of the larger form, it's edges follow the same underlying geometries.

Working with these offcuts is a process similar to collage, with the pieces there ready to be arranged. This allowed for a sense of spontaneity and experimentation, that resulted in this open ended, unexpected outcome.


Monday, 1 September 2014

Video 1:01

iPhone 4.

These short experimental videos rely on the ubiquitous presence of my mobile phone.

Having the phone with me, almost at all times, allows me to record phenomena as I see it with a casual immediacy.

By continuing in this practice, and imposing a vague set of rules (pertaining to movement, framing, and duration), the necessary time or opportunity is given for a sensibility to emerge.


Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Pass It On

Pass It On is a group exhibition at Verge Gallery, featuring work from Sydney College of the Arts students and alumni. The exhibition will include Anna McMahon, Isobel Parker Philip, Jess Bradford, Richard Kean, THEnguyens, Del Lumanta, Carla Liesch, and myself.

I will be showing my Instagram work Scum Street Scum. A sixty page, limited edition book of the work will be available from the gallery.

Thanks to curator SiƄn McIntyre for all the help during install.

Opens July 30, from 6pm.

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Collimated Beams

Ink and acrylic on board, with fluorescent gaffing tape.

This prototype amalgamates previously disparate elements into a unified whole. The thinking behind units like Threshold, and Spacial Order converge naturally through drawing.

The drawings became a diagram for construction, and through this process a bifurcation towards a new series is made.


Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Gel Geode

Transparency (cellulose acetate), sticky tape, plastic shopping bag, and scented styling gel.

This geodal structure is a prototype, a continuation of the series through variations in form, and material. The polyhedral shell is constructed from 72 transparent triangles, with the vertices highlighted by a gel that sits between the walls and the lining.

A platonic solid, this icosahedral figure is an entity from the metaphysical realm of the Forms. The abstract structure is an object of the mind revealed, like a shared hallucination. A form constant, one of several geometric lattice patterns, which usually only emerge during altered states of consciousness.


Friday, 4 April 2014

Spatial Order II

Pen, ink and gouache on paper.

Drawings that started as plans intended for paintings, have become independently interesting. These extruded structural forms, iterations in a serial process, follow an evolving system of rules.

Balancing complexity as it builds, I can see future patterns.


Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Zeno's Pyramid

Ink and acrylic on board.

The first in a series, these paintings on shaped board use the polygons edge to determine the structures within. Leaving sections of the timber surface exposed, the painted lines extrude impossible figures, that inhabit a dynamic space within the surface.

Like Zeno's paradoxes, these paintings have no definite end. For every step taken, we must first reach half of that step, and so on, and so on. The line extends upward folding in on itself, knotting tighter and tighter as it rises, yet remains unfinished, like a pyramid without a capstone.