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A drawing a day for 365 days.

Drawing an object a day for 365 days

Follow me on TwitterI’m drawing an object and posting it to Instagram each day, for 365 days.
The objects I choose will be those that surround me in everyday life and more unusual objects that interest me.

After 365 days all of the objects will be displayed to form a self-portrait in objects.

The images below represent the last 20 posted to my Instagram account. To follow these daily posts, install Instagram on your smart phone and ‘Follow’ me.

Exhibition at Franfrantou, Berlin.

Exhibition: “A slice of life” @ Franfrantou, Berlin.

Franfrantou exhibition. Berlin.
Promotional graphic for the ‘Slice of life’ exhibition at Franfrantou, Berlin, Germany.

15th – 18th August, 2014. (Solo show).
Franfrantou. Weserstrasse 53, 12045 Berlin.

This show presented an opportunity to develop my work in a tight time window of just two weeks. I focused on working quickly, which helped maintain a fresh feel to the final pieces.

Artwork on show:

Tutu drawings
Tutu
Knife rain
Knife rain
Plastic bags and leaves.
Plastic bags & leaves.

Setting up ‘A slice of life’ exhibition

Knife rain drawings

Knife rain drawings in Berlin.

Knife rain drawings

These are drawings of 9 different knives in 6 different colours.

The knives were drawn turning to produce drawings from different angles. The drawings were cut-out on cardboard and secured to the wall to create a rain of knives, albeit made beautiful by a rainbow of colour.

 

Water bottle drawings

Berlin consumer objects @ Bartleby, Berlin

Bartleby Berlin consumer objects8th – 15th August 2014. Bartleby & co. Boppstr. 2, 10967, Berlin.

Artwork on show:

Eine flasche wasser bitte. A bottle of water, please.
Eine flasche wasser bitte. (A bottle of water, please.)
Kid gloves drawings
Kid gloves
Midas touch drawings
Midas touch

Exhibition statement

In Berlin I’ve been drawing objects with relevance to my experience of living here for the past 7 weeks.
The heat and humidity of the German summer has meant I’ve carried water with me. This is a learnt behaviour from living in London, where we’re regularly reminded to take water with us on the ‘tube’.
In Berlin I’ve made many drawings of the type of bottle I’ve carried with me; sometimes blue from the coloured plastic, at other times black and white from the bottle’s iconic shape. My German language skills are still very limited, “Eine flasche wasser, bitte” is a phrase I’ve regularly used around town.

Berlin’s Bauhaus stores are a cheap and enjoyable place to browse. For a few euros I’ve picked up items like these gloves, which are capable of expression and communication through the way the fingers are arranged. Russia and a luxurious golden pattern; what are they trying to say?

Kid gloves drawings

Kid gloves

Kid gloves drawings
Kid gloves. Oil pastel on mixed papers on cardboard.

This work featured in the Bartleby exhibition in Berlin.

The drawings are of a pair of gardening gloves, bought from a Berlin hardware store (Bauhaus). 3 different types of paper were used in it’s creation. One is patterned with Russian dolls (Matryoshka).

The title “Kid gloves” is a reference to the situation in Ukraine and Europe’s approach to Russia and it’s involvement in the conflict there and its annexation of Crimea.

A second pair of gloves were also studied to produce a third piece of work at the exhibition.

More images of the work

Flickr gallery Click to see the Flickr gallery for this artwork.

Leaf drawings

Instagram: Leaf studies

The leaf drawings are work in progress for an on-line gallery Lapieza. The plastic bag artwork is from the La Ultima Cena exhibition in Berlin, Germany.


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