Friday, 15 August 2008
Tuesday, 5 August 2008
This is my homage to the Post Modernist movement, a place where unmade beds, pickled sheep and lovers names on a tent constitute part of the creative process. This installation in my Living room is called Poof! and consists of all the wonderful items Mrs W (the wife) bought back from the UK for me arranged on our poof. It is a comment on Italian societies lack of quality milk based chocolate, baked beans and marmite. The brown leather represents our basic, natural, earthy needs whilst the bright coloured lables depict the crass commercialisation of our daily world. The butterfly represents the freedom we all crave.
I feel this piece should be seen in the Tate Modern and is a serious contender for the Turner Prize. Well lets face it, those chinless wonders will give their award to any old load of nonesense and the more contravertial the better. So vote for my entry in the Charletons Award 2008.
Monday, 4 August 2008
Another from the lets get some sun and have a picnic series. This area is full of these sorts of buildings all angles and trees, with no visible way of reaching them, they always seem to be such mystical places tucked away on the side of the mountains.
Sunday, 3 August 2008
A painting of one of the abandoned farms I sketched whilst out last weekend, working from the initial drawings and colour notes I painted this in a style similar to the last picture. There are so many trees its difficult to come up with a wide variety of greens to depict the foliage, especially as I am colour blind and its all orange anyway.
Friday, 1 August 2008
I did this drawing for my friend who is moving to live by the seaside, to have a beach life. As she was born and bred in the mountains of Umbria I suspect there will always be a part of her that will long for the green heart of Italy. So if she feels lonely and longs for the hills, mountains, sunflower fields and trees I hope this picture will give her just that. When I gave it to her, she said "Oh I know that house its over the road, years ago when it was abandoned, we used to go there and smoke". Ahhh kids hey.