As self portrait, created in Schoeneberg, Berlin. I wanted to capture myself in a more realistic way. We don’t usually stand still and we are not always seen from the same angle all the time.
Drawings of a Children’s life jacket – an object found in Prenzlauer berg, Berlin, Germany.
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I was invited by Mexico Design magazine to create work for the front cover of issue 37, which focused on new designs in eco-friendly transport.
I coincided their requirements with my “Draw an object a day for 365 days project“, drawing a 1960’s children’s scooter, a leaf from a London plain tree and a skateboard.
Each drawing was cut-out and layered onto coloured paper.
The next issue will contain a 6 page feature on my work, focusing on my drawing an object a day project.
More object drawings from “Draw an object a day for 365 days”.
With only the final object left to draw, I’ve created over 364 drawings, posted to my Instagram page each day.
Al drawings are created using paper and oil pastels.
This exhibition focused on the display of the first 244 days of “Draw an object a day for 365 days“, which began on 18th August 2014,
More than 1,600 drawings were displayed on day 244 at 5th Base Gallery, East London, in small groups, individual arrangements and dense clouds.
During the show visitors were asked to vote for their favourite object drawings. Results were:
- Umbrella, Half a lemon, Half a doll
- Bakelite telephone, Trout, Dishcloth, Plug converter, Human skull, Latex gloves, Press-up bars, Russian dolls, Bar of soap, My keys, Souvenier bull, My keys, Roll of dustbin bags, Headphones, Belt, Seashell, Left Adidas trainer,Half a doll, Half a lemon, Edible crab, Viola, Russian gas mask, Russian gas mask bag, Mini cracker tub, Asics trainers, Banana skins, Small water bottle, Asparagus, Toilet roll, Tool bag, Ginger, Leaves, Spoons.
Individual objects from the show
Drawings were created in small series’; several drawings of each object, from different angles, with some similarity to the approach of cubists.
Each day a new object is chosen and new drawings created. These are images of some of those series’ of object drawings on display at the exhibition.
People interacting with the object drawings
The drawings are of objects we use in everyday life. Sometimes disposable, often overlooked, almost all are familiar and so approachable.
Day #244 of ‘Draw an object a day for 365 days’. 5th Base gallery. 23 Heneage Street, Whitechapel, London E1 5LJ.
Open Private view: 6-9pm Friday 24th April, 2015.
General opening times: 12-6pm 25th-26th April, 2015.
The work is a daily diary of drawings of objects. Each object was drawn several times, then cut-out and mounted on cardboard. The final work is displayed suspended away from the wall on cardboard splints, creating visual depth.