When technology fails.

Posted: December 18, 2014 in Design Diary

This is my interpretation of modern technology. The complexity of the paintings reflect our day to day use and the pathways we trace. The title reflects a little cynicism but also asks a question “what happens when technology fails?” and the idea that technology will fail which is inherent.

In terms of technique the deep and random multilayer paint levels show the complexity and random events that compose technology. I believe we are enveloped by processes that are integrating our lives with voluntary or not into tech dependant citizens.

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When technology fails. Oil on recyled wood board.

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Iceberg

Posted: December 18, 2014 in Design Diary

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Overheated iceberg. Mixed media on plywood.

Thanks to the patience of my lovely wife I have taken the time to ready my studio for production. The garage is now setup to accomodate work on larger pieces. With the diversity of projects wood, metal and canvas I have reorganised my multiple work spaces to better accomodate for future materials artworks and sculptures.

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Mountain sky 1. Paint on wood panel.

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Landscape traversing time. Oil on canvas. 3 panels.

 

 

 

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A sampling of the paintings of November

Gallery  —  Posted: December 8, 2014 in Design Diary, Painting Collection, Paintings

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A representation of gold in a landscape. An observation of the nature of searching for gold and the random success and failure and destruction that comes with it.

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Gallery  —  Posted: December 8, 2014 in Design Diary, Painting Collection, Paintings

 

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Industrial concrete tubes combined with painted PVC piping, plastic basins and concrete planters. An interesting project running 1 pump and feed 3 basins in a stepped format.

Gallery  —  Posted: December 8, 2014 in Design Diary, Outdoor Installations

Designed and created to link larger terrace in the back of the house and new terrace overlooking the garden. Treated wood beams with hidden mid beam steel supports.

Gallery  —  Posted: October 1, 2014 in Outdoor Installations

Floating concrete steppers project and design. Making counterbalanced steps that joined garden and new terrace.

Gallery  —  Posted: October 1, 2014 in Outdoor Installations

A large project – See the instructable build instructions >

http://www.instructables.com/id/Garden-Shed-Climbing-Wall/

 

Gallery  —  Posted: September 29, 2014 in Outdoor Installations

This is an installation I did as counterbalance to my rock simulations. The contrast that is achieved using the same materiels within viewing distance of each other is something that is quite surprising and opens questions as to what is real and what is man made.

The main rock is about 1.2m tall and over 400kg in weight.