Recycled Scooter Project

Posted: March 9, 2014 in Sculptures

A design and welding project using recycled bikes to create a new scooter / kickbike is well underway.

Version 1 . Just sourcing some final resourced parts to finish.

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Recycled bike frames and parts.

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Recycled bike frames and parts.

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.

Gallery  —  Posted: October 20, 2013 in Design Diary, Painting Collection, Paintings

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Large oil on board.

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

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


The idea of building concrete rocks came about because we needed some sculptural elements in the garden. So I started making the rocks with recycled materials as a base then reinforcing with wire and sculpting cement.

After that I discovered that potentially imitation stone paths would suit the the landscape and walkways so I developed a technique for making the paths and having them look like stone slabs.

They are actually very practical because the surface gives excellent adhesion for walking because of the  texture, veins and granule finish.

Gallery  —  Posted: October 7, 2013 in Outdoor Installations

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Green and blue wash against the rock forms.  The fluid strokes are given movement with splashes of blue layered over the roaming forms.

Details: Wood board with integrated edge. Oil paint with clear varnish. Medium size.

Image  —  Posted: September 6, 2013 in Design Diary, Painting Collection, Paintings
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Weathered wood with acrylic wash, black oil and marker.

Rock Family. Acrylic,oil and marker on wood. Size: Medium

Rock Family. Acrylic,oil and marker on wood. Size: Medium

I paint in a way that lets people use their imagination to complete the picture making their own experience based on the colour, forms and linework.

The nature of the work is very caligraphic. The contrasting lines represent the text and the colours and shapes create the emotional verbs allowing the each piece to talk in a visual sense.

The application is very much inspired by a unique movement. Each element super imposed without guide lines, each painting unique in the journey of colour and shapes.

Underwater. Detail

Underwater. Detail

Underwater. Acrylic,oil and spray on wood. Size: Large
Underwater. Acrylic,oil and spray on wood. Size: Large

Quote  —  Posted: September 3, 2013 in Painting Collection, Technique and style

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After repairing the garage wall I added this hillside landscape.

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Gallery  —  Posted: July 6, 2013 in Design Diary, Outdoor Installations

Freeform hills, rivers and rocks with green fields and multicoloured flowers pushing through the prarie.

 

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Image  —  Posted: June 27, 2013 in Design Diary, Painting Collection, Paintings