Title: Matilda's Art
Description: Topics Merged at Matilda's request
Matilda Love - September 5, 2011 08:06 AM (GMT)
Again, beware as Matilda is a challenged photographer!
So many in a row!
Fractals for Al
The Tamar and Launcestons decaying elegance
My waratahs were making a fuss when I got home
Almonaster - September 5, 2011 03:19 PM (GMT)
Well now I know what a watarah is!
Looks like an interesting trip.
Ess - September 5, 2011 05:48 PM (GMT)
Love the first pic with the JG book! :fonz:
Wattles and Watarah's are beautiful!! ^_^
Thanks for sharing! :)
Matilda Love - September 17, 2011 01:57 PM (GMT)
Ess - September 17, 2011 01:58 PM (GMT)
Nice, but where are the people circling the flames nekkid?? :D
Matilda Love - September 17, 2011 01:59 PM (GMT)
Matilda Love - September 17, 2011 02:02 PM (GMT)
It was a PG family friendly event :P
Almonaster - September 17, 2011 07:11 PM (GMT)
Interesting. I like the reflections of the wheelbarrow (?) in the lower shot. Was that intentional?
Matilda Love - September 17, 2011 08:19 PM (GMT)
I was possibly reading too much Derrida at the time this piece was made so I maybe sholuldn't even try writing this because........
At the face of slippage I soldier on.
Yes, the wheelbarrow is intentional - for us here at NS it is a poor substitute for an actual person.
Touchstone is not really activated properly until an actual physical someone is there - we don't have that luxury here unfortunately. I can't add any pics with a somebody in the reflection for the same category of reason.
My memory suggests the glass stands around 1.8m (the piece is documented in photo but by this stage in my artistic practices I was well into the notion of transience in art). As a musician you would get this.
On entering the space (this is an installation piece) one notices one's reflection and may or may not translate the mirror text 'touchstone'. There are a number of 'flights of fancy' one's thinking can pursue from here.
Essentialy however once the viewer is in the reflection the subjectivity of our interpretive processing is activated. Amusingly (for me anyway) one might then notice the further away the glass is the more you can see around yourself.
Too much? Bet you're sorry you asked now!
Almonaster - September 17, 2011 09:42 PM (GMT)
No, that makes a lot of sense, thanks.
Matilda Love - October 6, 2011 08:03 AM (GMT)
Ess - October 6, 2011 08:14 PM (GMT)
davislyvania - October 6, 2011 08:23 PM (GMT)
Was gonna say...I can't see the previous ones.
This latest batch reminds me a lot of that cave art they found in France and Australia. Dunno if you were going for that, but that's how my imagination seems to work. At least today.
disposablepuppetland - October 6, 2011 09:07 PM (GMT)
They look pretty cool. Any chance of some bigger pics?
Matilda Love - October 6, 2011 09:54 PM (GMT)
I have to scan alot of it first so only get to them occasionally, but as you're encouraging me, watch out!
As for larger - did you see Mr Facebook when I was first learning how to do this - that was large :lol:
Yes, I'll go for larger. Thanks for asking.
I probably should try and give dimensions for the work too but then I have to find my notes because many no longer exist or are elsewhere. I'll go for approximations perhaps.
Anyway - this piece, approximation - about 160 X 120cms?
My avs, well I have to remember to ask Al since he offered for tech help - between the scanner, the shrink and the play on photoshop 5.5 alot gets lost.
I'm trying to work out if I care or not.
I like work that appears slap dash but actually isn't - sometimes the line that divides this is difficult to ascertain.
davislyvania - October 7, 2011 03:19 AM (GMT)
I understand DeviantArt allows really large pix on their user's accounts. You could try that.
ParrrrTay - October 7, 2011 09:52 AM (GMT)
For some reason I can't see them all, but I'm liking what I can see. :fonz:
Matilda Love - October 7, 2011 12:29 PM (GMT)
|I understand DeviantArt allows really large pix on their user's accounts. You could try that. |
Davis, this is actually a good idea I'm just a little spun out by the more open public venue that I perceive the DeviantArt space as being - perhaps I'm wrong.
|Was gonna say...I can't see the previous ones.|
| For some reason I can't see them all, but I'm liking what I can see. |
I'm sorry, its a mistake I made that means the other pics can't be seen. When the dust settles on my current community arts activities I'll address and fix the above accidental (on my part) lack of images. :)
Matilda Love - October 19, 2011 12:08 PM (GMT)
Ok it was a wonderful day today so took this lot out for playtime:
The red roof is my studio :D
Ess - October 19, 2011 06:28 PM (GMT)
Aw, coolness! :B)
Love, love, love your studio!! :rockon: :hail:
Almonaster - October 20, 2011 02:07 AM (GMT)
Interesting pieces - don't know quite what to make of them.
The place looks lovely - great view, too.
Matilda Love - October 20, 2011 04:55 AM (GMT)
Thanking you both.
Yes, I love my studio too :D
A good part of country living in an (suppressed) economically depressed area is our being lucky enough to afford a wonderful outlook like this - now you all know why I'm always running to the balcony to drink chai.
New year is fun too - don't have to go anywhere, just watch the fireworks (not big ones) unfold from here as a little to the left we look out over the our town.:fireworks:
During the firestorms it was terrifying - the entire sky was black and red with what looked like rake tines stretching from the mountains towards us.
Fire - yes these were born out of the fire event (see above). :rolleyes:
I wish I could remember more but they were made some good long time ago now. If I could be bothered unearthing my journaling from back then we might know more. However, will have to just go with gut reaction - not a bad idea as my art is quite often more intellectual than emotional. :)
Almonaster - October 20, 2011 05:45 AM (GMT)
There's a term I don't know - what do you mean by "suppressed area" in this context?
Matilda Love - October 20, 2011 12:02 PM (GMT)
I see the reason I made this linguistic slip. :smack:
It's meant to read depressed, as in economically. Thanks for calling me out on this one Al, the sentence above makes more sense now I think.
Almonaster - October 20, 2011 03:22 PM (GMT)
Ah OK. I had thought it might be to do with fire or agricultural regs. :lol:
Jack Tarr - October 20, 2011 04:07 PM (GMT)
Mulit-talented indeed! :hail:
Almonaster - October 28, 2011 12:32 AM (GMT)
Have you been doodling on your free time...? :P
Matilda Love - October 28, 2011 01:12 AM (GMT)
:o Crikey, how did you guess? Did you see me there as well!!!!! :P
Your photo? The framing and the unfuzziness made me wonder but the subject surprised me.
The again I guess I haven't see too many or indeed any of your photos.
Matilda Love - November 27, 2011 12:21 AM (GMT)
Davis thanks for suggesting I jump in at deviantART, well, I did finally. I am exploring desire vs need using imagery I complete from my 'In the Supermarket' series. These pics are integral to the slogan they match, this one is "Canned Love Free with Purchase'. One day they will possibly be printed on glass and be displayed on a light box? Or something else - who knows!
Normally won't be posting that work here but thought I'd put in the following as an example of process - I enjoy watching other peoples processing ( not just in art - design, maths, all things creative are fun to watch folk getting from a to b for me).
So, I begin with a pic from at the supermarket
Draw over pic to contain structures better. The text in the pic is based on the slogan 'Canned Love Free with Purchase':
Knowing these pieces will be returned to cyberspace in deviantART, photoshop for 'painting' the surface
Oh and one more more 'sculptural' idea:
Almonaster - November 27, 2011 01:04 AM (GMT)
|QUOTE (Matilda Love @ Oct 28 2011, 02:12 AM)|
| Your photo? The framing and the unfuzziness made me wonder but the subject surprised me.|
The again I guess I haven't see too many or indeed any of your photos.
Nope, just a web find.
My camera got stolen on my last big trip. Then I replaced it with a digicam, then that got borked and I haven't fixed/replaced that, so no photos from me. I must get back into it.
Matilda Love - November 27, 2011 06:49 PM (GMT)
Matilda Love - January 8, 2012 07:23 AM (GMT)
Jack Tarr - January 8, 2012 05:09 PM (GMT)
I find your talent overwhelming. :hail:
Matilda Love - January 8, 2012 08:28 PM (GMT)
^Thanks Jack, if I could be bothered going back though I'd be looking at teasing this one out more.
I used to love sculture 'cos of the way it made my thoughts real life tangible :D It was such a relief 'cos it felt like I wasn't just making stuff up as usual.
No idea why I decided to come into cyberspace and drift back into this 2D stuff. Next thing you know I'll be painting again :o That would be fun, its been a very long time.
Oh well I'm sure there'll be way of getting all this (cyber art) tangible again.
The plastic 'I wish' bags series are a good pointer.
I reckon I should do them on grey bags with pink text though.
Here's some more:
"I wish I could feel safe"
"I wish I could live just a little longer"
"I wish I had enough"
"I wish I had somewhere to live"
Anyone care to add an "I wish..." slogan for a plastic bag?
No? I love the idea of sharing slogans - we all shop after all.
The plastic bags are the real need part of the 'In the Supermarket' series, unlike the above 'worked' accidental photos like 'Canned Love Free with Purchase' that picks up more on the desire - or perhaps the boudaries where desire and need meet?
Anyone got a desire/need slogan to share?
Matilda Love - March 17, 2012 12:47 AM (GMT)
Almonaster - March 17, 2012 02:30 AM (GMT)
Matilda Love - March 17, 2012 06:17 AM (GMT)
Deconstructed or not, he's always there.
Also Ann Hamilton, Kiki Smith, Fiona Hall, Anselm Kiefer, Arte Povera, Fauves, Andy Warhol, Louise Bourgeois.
Matilda Love - April 7, 2012 09:01 AM (GMT)
Almonaster - April 7, 2012 03:07 PM (GMT)
The second one down shows the effect nicely.
Matilda Love - April 7, 2012 08:16 PM (GMT)
I made the other larger because I wanted the weir wall to represent itself.
There are also a great many more pics from this that serve as more of a story.
I wasn't thinking how none of you would know this 'act' was just one part of it's 'mother' installation 'Counterscarp'. I unfortunately don't have any 'Counterscarp' documentation that would get this into better context as there are viruses on that cd.