Thursday, July 14, 2011

Look what else l do!!

I realised the other day that l had been neglecting to show my "other" Art on this blog and was just showing my Eco-dyeing(shows how totally hooked l am on eco-dyeing!) . So l thought l would put some of my "other stuff" up to show you.
With a group of friends,  we decided to put on an exhibition in St.George's hospital that would give staff and patients a distration for a while, from normal hospital duties and worries. My piece was based on "Can you match people's faces to their foot wear". I used 2 white boards and magnetic photographic images. My tutors at the time didn't like the idea but the staff and patients proved them wrong. As you will see, junior doctors were playing with the piece before l could even put it up on the wall! I had loads of wonderful comments in my book and l enjoyed the whole project too.




The next few images are of a fundraising show l was involved in. It was great fun actually and l might do it again soon. Each Artists was given between 2 and 4 square pieces of plywood ( free) and you can do what ever you like with them. Each finished piece went for £10. I sold 3 pieces..very chuffed! The one which didn't sell ( l was pleased because really l wanted it myself!) was made from items l had found wandering around a graveyard..as you do!



This one was..as you see..all about size. It went at the end of the show to a very small gentleman with a very tall wife!!!!
This was one that went too...Relax! The pipe came from The Bahamas.

The next images concerns a show l was invited to particpate created in The Wimbledon Libary gallery space. It is a beautiful space that is not used or advertised enough in my view although it does have a big problem... no wheelchair access! I had new 2 pieces in this Exhibition. First  was a triptych dealing with Self-harming entitled "Hurting". It  was created after l had run an Art session for some young women self-harmers. After the session had ended l  felt so unsettled by the session l created this piece of Art.


The piece of work in the glass cabinet is a book l created on the theme  "Modern Shrines". In the British Army there is a piece of equipment called a "Housewife"! It consists of a piece of green material into which you fold scissors, threads ect, everything you would need to mend your kit.Often l have seen soldier put a photo of a wife or child in it and sometimes a folded letter. If you look closely into the cabinet image, the green "Housewife" is next to this book. I had the idea of a portal shrine for the modern soldier. A small foldaway shrine that would fit in their pocket. It would contain words, images or maybe a letter from home ect. 

When at college l started to learn about Photoshop and one of the projects we were presented with was to create a poster to go out side a Museum,Art Gallery or some other Institution. I choice The Imperial War Museum where they have a very moving Holocaust Exhibition. On the same day l was deciding how to go about this,  an article appeared in the Guardian. This covered an incident where Jewish soldiers wrote  numbers, in felt tip pens on the arms of Jewish protests. This caused uproar with such comments as, "How could you do this to other Jews" and "Have you forgotten the Concentration Camps?" The next two images are some of the ground work l did before l started on the large poster. I am still learning about Photoshop and l think l will always  "still be learning" when l die!!! There is so much to learn.

 

These images are from my degree show which deals with lonliness and talking to strangers . There were 4 images in lightboxes and a recording to listen too.


 The last few images are from the daily photo diary l keep at http://chocolatelifeandjazz.blogspot.com. I cannot imagine living with out my camera. It is part of me and l feel strange if l do not have it on my person some where!Ha. Hope you have enjoyed this little tour of some of the other "stuff`" l do other than dye and embroider!



Waterloo station

Kew Gdns
Celebrating.
On the London Underground.
In a Ladies' Toilet somewhere in a Motorway Service Staion .
Balancing at the traffic Lights...what a skill!

10 comments:

  1. Thank you, Lynda, for sharing so many of your art projects. You are very talented and I love seeing the range of your creativity. Did the doll piece sell in the fundraiser? I love it (as you knew I would!).

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  2. No it didn't Dayna..l was so pleased as l have it now. I sort of hoped it wouldn't!!xxxKnew you would love it.xx
    Thanks for visiting and hope family are all wellxxx

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  3. WOW, fabulous work, fabulous photos, thanks for sharing. you do an amazingly diverse range of work. All of it so-o imaginative. Love the fold away shrine, the idea and the piece.

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  4. thank you everyone for such nice comments...will keep me goingx

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  5. Wow great work Lynda .don't know why I haven't been here before loving those squares of plywood ...well done for selling 3... .not surprising though.....enjoyed my visit .....tried to follow but the side bar is a bit overlapping somehow will try next time ....xx

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  6. That triptyh piece blew me away Linda, wow, how powerful and infused with the intensity of that condition. I am amazed! Thanks for showing us your fullness. xox Corrine

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  7. The housewife-shrine is a GREAT idea! Love it! And beautifully executed in masculine brown paper..

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  8. Because I still cannot follow this Blog I almost missed this ,and that would have been such a shame. Lynda your work is amazing !

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  9. thank you everyone..having you visit really meants a lot to mexxlynda
    hope you have been able to sub to the blog by now Mary? am trying to find out whats happening.x lynda

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