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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

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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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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.

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.

I had just spent 1 day making a ramp that could support 500kg payload on my flatbed trolley. So with that on my mind I did these paintings.

In my mind I had envisioned the quarry as something pretty low key but on arival that changed, it was like a mining operation, my trolley and my 800kg capable van looked miniscule in comparison to the big trucks and earth moving equipment. We loaded up 900 kg of rock, betwen 80kg and 150kg each, and got back home.

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Large oil on board.

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Cosmic1

Posted: October 16, 2013 in Design Diary, Painting Collection, Paintings

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