Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Monday, December 20, 2010
Among the various meanings of the French word objet, the Littre dictionary gives this: 'Anything which is the cause or subject of a passion. Figuratively and most typically: the loved object'.
from The System of Collecting, Jean Baudrillard
from The Cultures of Collecting, ed. John Elsner and Roger Cardinal, p.7
Even when one is no longer attached to things, it's still something to have been attached to them; because it was always for reasons which other people didn't grasp...
Proust, Remembrance of Things Past
from The Cultures of Collecting, ed. John Elsner and Roger Cardinal, p.224
Sunday, December 19, 2010
My dear friend Henry is very talented. He often gives me presents of his artwork. Here are my favourites.
The above picture was my birthday card this year.
It is a butterfly
Henry standing in front of his work
Portrait of myself and my dog Milly by Henry
an excellent likeness (except my hair is actually a lot curlier than pictured)
Christmas present from Henry
picture came with blue box
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Friday, December 17, 2010
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Another pair of earrings that are affected by light, in that the surface changes according to the light source.
Because of this the engraved images change as well.
From a distance the disks appear silver, but up close the engravings give a more softer grey colour to certain areas of the flat shapes.
Milly demonstrating flat silver colour from a distance ( earrings are washed before being sold)
I wanted the engraving to be quite dense, like an etching.
these disks are quite large, around 60mm round