Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Busy few weeks......
It has been a busy few weeks of late. I had to do a Tutorial Presentation for Art History. So coming from New Zealand I thought it wise to talk about someone I actually knew about. Michael Parekowhai. Above is one of his security guards, Kapa Haka.
This is a ring I am making in my Lost Wax Casting class. The bud - not sure what the heck it actually is - has a natural claw setting! I am going to cast it in silver and put something sparkly on it.
Max with his Elvis hair style. We had an incredible lunch out at 'The Greek' in Halifax Street in the city. The most deeeeeeeeeeeeeelicous food ever. Picture this, tasty Greek sausages on a bed of rocket with grilled orange quarters that had been soaked in ouzo. Put it all together, amazing.
This is a sample of a bowl I am making for one of my jewellery classes. We have to make a 'wire object'. It is hopefully going to be a lot bigger than the sample. And I was inspired by my favourite jeweller of all time - Julie Blyfield.
Cooper finally lost one of his front teeth.
The boys and I went to a SALA exhibition by two friends at Tafe. Anna and Margaret made these hands out of clay and plaster. They were in one of the cells at the old Adelaide Gaol. Wonderful stuff.
The truly wonderful Monty gave the boys a book called "How to be an explorer of the world". The idea is to document and observe the world as if you have never seen it before. There are lots of projects and you write your results in the book. This photo is for Exploration #41 - Found Faces. You have to document any naturally occurring faces, in plumbing parts, fixtures, nature, human-made objects, in the clouds etc. Great fun.