New exhibit next week, Conversations In Mind, down at the Auckland Waterfront. A multi-dimensional exhibit featuring murals, installations, music, photography, moving image and paintings from a lovely line-up of artists in a beautiful setting.
Chevelle Sands / Claire Cowan / Cleo Barnett / Flox / Helen Clegg / Lane Park / Laura Forest / Lucy Mulholland / Matt Dowman / Meghan Geliza / Natalie Maria / Nigel Roberts / Paris Kirby / Robert George / Tiffany Singh
For more info, visit: http://conversationsinmind.tumblr.com/
Made a short animation using bits of my paintings, for COLLIDE, a projection show/event this Friday. This video, alongside others, will be projected onto the venue amidst live music from various artists. It’s trippy!
November 30, 2012, at Biz Dojo Co.Space
“Flutter” – 1.2 m Wide x 1.2 m High
“The face in the middle of this piece, formed by a whirl of colour, is inspired by this especially cheeky boy in our class Saw Pa La. He was this whirlwind and had the best attitude. This piece is dedicated to him. I created a whimsical dreamland, made up of fragments of some of the kids’ dreams. All these fragments make up a whole, speaking dreams of freedom, connectedness, happiness and abundance.”
Little Lotus Project exhibition, by SpinningTop. Over 30 talented creatives come together in an exhibition which will ultimately build new dreams for the children who inspired them. Date: Thurs 11th October Time: Open for viewing from 5.30pm. Auction begins at 7pm Location: NZ Portrait Gallery, Shed 11, Wellington Waterfront RSVP: Please RSVP by 8th Oct to firstname.lastname@example.org
Open to the public from: 12 - 18 October
All works available for viewing & online auction this week here: http://www.littlelotusproject.org/art/
Part 1 of the Little Lotus Documentary. It is an amazing thing for us to have the story of the Little Lotus Project captured on camera and shared with the world.
Edited by the wonderful Gareth Moon and shot by Gareth and fellow volunteer Daniel Zana.
Painted this 40ft shipping container for the inspiring Live Below the Line New Zealand, was so much fun & very fulfilling to do.
Come check it at the Aotea Square for 2 weeks starting today. Aerosols & Acrylic. Logo by Cinzah Seekayem.
New one I’ve been working on for the Little Lotus Project 2012 exhibit happening this October in Wellington. The face is inspired by this especially cheeky & funny kid in our class at Sky Blue school, who works in the nearby rubbish dump. He was awesome.
Hope you guys can support, all proceeds will go to the ongoing welfare of these beautiful kids. More info on the upcoming show here: http://www.littlelotusproject.org/art/
"Look at circus. You take this brutal art form, all blisters and torn ligaments, and when someone is good, for a few minutes they transcend the human condition. They are beauty. They can fly. That’s what art is to me, when our painful, flawed, fucked-up selves can create that moment of transcendence."
“I was essentially impressed by two realizations: firstly, that nothing lasts and everything fades away with time; and secondly that nothing ever really disappears either - it is absorbed by what comes next, so everything is like a composition of different layers which have been superimposed over time.” - Vhils, street artist.
"OK, here’s a problem that is holding back feminism and you see it on the blogs. We all hold each other up to an incredibly high standard in a way that men do not. Let’s say a woman directs a movie that’s not very good—everybody piles up on her. It’s, like, “No! You’re representing us! It has to be perfect!” And that’s not how it works! Women should be allowed to make bad movies. Good movies. Porno movies. Terrible made-for-TV movies. Women just need to be out there directing as many movies as men do. We don’t all have to be the model woman—what we need is to be more visible. We really, really are tough on each other."
German commission No. 2 of 3. Such a wicked project, love working every minute of this series.
My original framed sketch for my painting, “Waldeinsamkeit” is now for sale.
Enclosed in glass and housed in an ebony wooden frame, this is my most affordable original. Graphite on 120gsm Creswick paper, signed and hand-customised with glitter.
You can purchase this on my online shop, here. And as a gift, I will also include my End of Days Unicorn Necklace. x
My new online shop is now live, here, where you can purchase my jewellery & prints. I’m releasing additional new items on the shop too, very soon.
Latest painting, ”Waldeinsamkeit”. German commission no. 1 of 3. (1.2 x 1.2m)
The fine art world is a tiny niche. It caters to a small sliver of the ultra-rich. It has access to beautiful spaces and buzz and cratefuls of cash. There is no other field of culture so dominated by so few people.
But the world is so much bigger and richer than any ivory tower. Millions more people love art than are being served by the art world. Go find them.