Friday, July 26, 2013

stacked barrels

I've been working on a couple of Barrel projects over the last few weeks and this one is getting closer to completion. The barrel is a wonderful symbol for commodities and resources as well as excessive consumption and toxicity. Once we're done processing, reconstituting and dispersing the contents, we bury them in the ground or simply abandon them openly, corroding and lined with residue.
But apart from that I enjoy them simply as forms. It's a lot of fun painting them bright colours with splashes and drips and making little stickers to put on them. The timber pallets represent mini construction projects in themselves. And using the barrels to stack the drying pallets seemed fitting and still tickles me. It's as though this scaled down manufacturing process in some way replicates true life practices and the purposes these items might be put to.
The next task is to fashion some kind of case to display these in. They're not exactly stable just on their own.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Another week at the easel

Not that I want to turn this into a blog about life drawing, it's just that I haven't much else to show for my efforts this week. I have several projects under way, all of which require time to dry or involve some other task that's not convenient given the weather (it's been cold and wet) or my reluctance to use of power tools late at night or waiting for online ordered materials to arrive. So instead of finishing anything I keep starting new things. At least I have been enjoying my time at the Sculptors Queensland Shed and getting to know a few of the regulars there.

Friday, July 12, 2013

More life Drawing

Another week of life drawing at the Sculptors Queensland Shed and Rob was our model for this session. He struck enormously energetic poses that accentuated his physique and physicality. The group genuinely appreciated his efforts. In my short experience with life drawing I have noticed however, that girls are much better at sitting still than boys. I imagine many school teachers would report a similar observation.

The biannual school carnival is on again this year and I'm donating a framed lino print for the silent auction. I'm glad that something I like doing can also help raise money for the school so here's hoping it goes for a good price.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Red Dog Studios

A whole stack of my recent sculpture work is now available to view and buy at Red Dog Studios, Samford. This is a new venture by some young and enthusiastic people. I'm really excited about the space they have put together and the opportunity it represents. Find them on Facebook at [link]

Friday, July 5, 2013

Sculptors Queensland - Life Drawing at the Shed

I'm spreading my wings further afield, going new places and meeting new people. Last night was my first life drawing session at the Sculptors Queensland shed. Their website claims they're the friendliest group in town and I reckon they could be right. It was a good nights work and I think I'll make it a semi regular thing for a while.

Monday, July 1, 2013

eaton website - a new look

I've spent some time over the last week rebuilding the gallery sections of the website. It's involved a lot of happy retrospection and left me feeling like I really have achieved a lot in a relatively short period of time. There's enough work there now that I feel I don't have to include everything, just a selection of the better pieces from the last three years. Probably time for the blog to get a freshening up too. Next week maybe.