Friday, July 25, 2014

Digital art museums?

 Mew at Bronte

(28 April 2014 - Acrylics on canvas)

As I worked through a seemingly labour intensive application form today, I had an art documentary keeping me company in the background.

It was on the growing trend of building and curating online art museums for mass consumption. As I sporadically tuned in to the conversation, I wondered if this is actually a good thing. How can it NOT be? It gives anyone, including me, a voice and potentially an audience. An audience that we, as artists, can only hope for. Without an interested (and buying) audience, the business side of ART remains ghoulishly pale in comparison to perma tanned complexion of ART'S hopelessly devoted artistic side.

Bronte

(10 May 2014, Acrylics on canvas)

I have been trying to cajole my 'business' side to come out more. He emerges from a self-imposed exile every time I have to play the role of 'business' consultant but he returns to hibernation when he is not needed. He is the more organised and technical of the two. I solely rely on him in every activity I take on that is not tagged as artistic. My inner debates are normally between these two polarised characters. Calling truce is an ongoing battle!

Gajah - front

(16 June 2014, Homemade calico bag with hand drawn elephant motive)

BUT enough of that!
In this post, I offer art pieces and projects that I have completed in conjunction with my growing book writing commitments. I have even entered my sweet giraffe called 'Zirafah' in the 2014 Woolahra Small Sculpture competition. Wish me luck!!

Gajah - back

(16 June 2014, Homemade calico bag with hand drawn elephant derriere motive) 

The lady and the Crocchicdog

 (21 June 2014, Pencil and coloured pen on plywood)

Trennery Park

(20 July 2014, Acrylics on cardboard)

Zirafah

(25 July 2014, Weaved newspaper strips, celophane and polyurethane)

Zirafah

(25 July 2014, Weaved newspaper strips, celophane and polyurethane)

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