I have various different projects on the go at the moment…a large commission, bird baths for the Bishops Palace garden festival in June and some new work for an exhibition at Glastonbury Abbey in September. All exciting stuff that is keeping my left and right brain buzzing and pinging.
During the in-between times I like to experiment with various other mediums such as animation and digital photo manipulation. Some of you will remember my designs that I made into scarves a few years ago. This time I’ve made some more designs from photos of my mosaics and uploaded them to Redbubble where they are printed onto clothes, wall art, iphone cases, stationary and home-ware. I’ve picked out some favourites to show you but please visit the shop to see more of the products that are available with these designs.
The Golden Leaves this time is the only one without photo manipulation although the scarf is tiled with the photo on the Redbubble software. Please click the pictures to see more or purchase.
Golden Leaves Scarf
Starlings in the Wind Dress
Sunset Swirls chiffon top
Darkness is Gathering in a Swirl cushion
Leaf Swirl notebook
Fish Waves acrylic block
Spinning Moon Moths metal print
Wake of the Chorus drawstring bag
Whirl in a Whirlwind iphone case
Now I MUST get into my work-shed and fondle some glass!
Having worked in the art of mosaic for over 20 years now, the last 10 years has been the most productive for me. I have chosen works that explored my interest in folklore, weather, and the apocalypse, featuring birds, moths and butterflies.
Here are three from that apocalyptic year of 2012!
“Chorus at the Wake of the Sun”
And two of my latest pieces.
But much better to see them in the flesh amongst a total of 29 mosaics. And if you are interested I am running a mosaic workshop on 21st May in the gallery. See details and book here
If you read the story from the last post, you will understand what this is all about. If you didn’t then read it here Moths on the Moon
To purchase any of these mosaics, click the pictures.
Green with Envy in the Morning
Green with Envy at Noon
Green with Envy in the Evening
Green with Envy during the Night
Green with Envy over the Sea
I also have a cluster of moon moths that I had gathered together from a recent trip on the moon. All these and more are available from my Artfinder shop. You can view the works without having to join by clicking the cross at the top right hand corner of the page. Or you can have £10 off any Artfinder art work by clicking this linkhttp://artf.in/2Jp2Rgand joining.
Once upon a time, a very long time ago, before humans attempted to rule the earth, before a human was even born in fact, back in the time when the earth was made of blue butterflies, there was a very beautiful blue butterfly Queen, her name was Arion. Her particular skills were sky dancing, and she was admired by all the other butterflies for her grace and her ability to leave a trail of beautiful patterns in the sky as she danced. Now it came to pass that her best friend gave birth to another blue butterfly who grew up very strong and beautiful , graceful and clever. Her name was Asthena. So clever was Asthena she was able to not only imitate Queen Arion and her wonderful dances in the sky, but she was able to turn the trail of patterns into little golden balls of dust. All the other butterflies admired her so much and asked her to dance for them every day. This made Queen Arion jealous and she began to turn green with envy, and one day in a fit of rage and mad fluttering she turned Asthena white and banished her from the earth. Disagreeing with Queen Arion’s actions, many of the other blue butterflies on earth became agitated and began an uprising, but Queen Arion was having none of it and she turned them all white and banished them all from the earth.
Meanwhile Asthena flew in the dark away from the blue earth below and became afraid, but when she turned to see her beautiful blue earth one more time she saw lots of white butterflies coming towards her. Together they flew on in the darkness until they became tired and there they formed a new world, we call it the moon.
Back on earth Queen Arion became sorry for what she had done, so she allowed the white butterflies to visit the earth at night, (in that way she wouldn’t have to see them and feel even worse for what she had done) she also gave them a new name – moths. However not being able to see very well the moths rarely visited earth at night, that was until humans invented artificial light …