Pamela Kleeman

January 28, 2008

I met an intriguing artist a few months ago, Pamela Kleeman. She did a floor talk at the ANCA Gallery in Canberra and the works that she has displayed spoke about ideas of the body. Ideas of the bodies identity becoming diminished by the way that society treats it. One piece consisted of an arrangement of stainless steel trays displayed on a red banquet table. Each tray held imagery of a fragment of a human body. Some showing close up of wrinkled skin, others a plate of hair. The imagery had been achieved through liquid emulsion. I think i appreciated her writing and ideas even more than her visual work. Visit her website and have a read.
Artwork by Pamela Kleeman


Lydia Ashe – Lolly Art

October 30, 2007

Lydia Ashe - Lolly Art

Lydia Ashe is a sculpture artist who’s art just makes me pop. Her work is always playful, quirky and ironic. This particular piece has been put together by removing the face of this iron and replacing it with what is essentially toffee. She’s also done the same with a range of other house hold items including; a toaster, a pot, a teapot and a beater.

If you need some happy take a look at her blog.

Vine Veins

October 27, 2007


I’ve been sewing these on the machine since around June this year, they’re satin machine stitched over wire and wool and they’re coming very close to being ready to exhibit. This is a work in progress shot of a display possibility. I’m working on 3 main pieces for this graduating exhibition, which include; this vein vine, a series of drawings (1 of which is on an earlier post), and a series of smaller sculptural pieces. These little red morsels below are the beginnings of the small sculptural piece.



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sewn and stuffed fabric elements, angora wool, eight lights
overall (variable) 500.0 (h) x 500.0 (w) x 1100.0 (d) cm

Annette Messager works in such a diverse range of media that it seems no artist is immune to finding inspiration in her work. Brightly coloured organs hanging from the ceiling, what more could you want! At one stage i was trying to create soft sculpture organs through thermoplastic moulding and when i discovered Messager i felt like i was suddenly looking in the mirror. I think for now i’ll leave the 3D organs up to her.

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Alice Lang is an artist who is very much an inspiration for me at the moment with my current interest in the internal body and contextual growth and imaginary organs. Have a look at her NOISE page.


Emilie Simon

October 15, 2007

Emilie Simon – Desert (french)

This mesmerizing video clip is a piece that my gorgeous Sarah Hilyard showed me for it’s beauty and it’s relevance to my work.

Thanku Sarah


September 24, 2007


James Jean is an artist i have just discovered and he has definitely wooed me into his disturbing but intruigingly beautiful acrylics, and drawings. This is one of his most recent and it really ties in with my current inspirations with growth and organs. Have a closer look at his work at his blog processrecess

Thanx James