January 3rd, 2013
Happy New Year, Bonne Année!
Still in Paris, living under roofs the majority of the time, both at the office – with a beautiful view of the Sacré Coeur – and in my little room with hexagonal red tiles on the floor and a tiny skylight.
See below for a good end to 2012, and a good start to 2013!
July 29th, 2012
Map in hand, I crossed Paris yesterday to the Musée Rodin to see marble turned into skin. The way in which Rodin graduated rough, shimmering marble bases into the satin smooth skin of youth, the flacidness of elderly creases or even lace is incredible. It served to remind me of the uniqueness of this master who had the ambition to reach the perfection of reality with solid blocks of a single material.
Outside the bronzes, including ‘The Thinker’, were lost in roses in front of the 18th century Hôtel Biron, with a view on the golden ‘Invalides’ dome. Hello, Paris!
July 9th, 2012
While time passes in and out of days I am relaxing with a few still life exercises! After the treadmill of the final terms of school, time is on my side and coincidently the weather against it, so I am revisiting observation rather than invention.
June 22nd, 2012
Shows are over, the doors of four years studying at Central Saint Martins will be closing for me in the next hour… This past week has been rewarding and included bemused viewers, surprised reactions and encouraging compliments and wishes.
See some of the press below; thank you to all those who came to visit and support!
May 13th, 2012
The final piece for the show is emerging in the final short weeks before.
April 26th, 2012
The sun was back this afternoon: much quicker ‘souldering’ times.
April 23rd, 2012
Thinking about fourth piece… Need for variety whilst remaining with the extraordinary scale of stage production of the ‘folies’ in the 1920s and, well, excess and extravagance.
April 19th, 2012
Applying some added pressure…
April 16th, 2012
Ba-Ta-Clan: Les Libellules.
April 13th, 2012
Fully inspired: thank you to Paris, its infamous ‘Ba-Ta-Clan’, frivoulous 1920s costumes and Friday the 13th.