I used to draw once….

Oh those many years ago! But here I sit, hoary, decrepit, bathing in the glow of nostalgia.

Results of a collaborative project in my first year of uni. My partner dropped out shortly after. Coincidence? Probably.
Drawing project semester one, year two:

Painting project: Make 25 artworks in 3 hours.

Brush + ink over waterpaint splashing.
Embraced the random paint splatter with ink and nib, and out came a rattish skull shape.
Cleaning excess blue and purple paint off my brush turned into an excercise in complimentary blending and experiements in lines….afterwards, out came in ink and nib again.
Appropriation of an advertising image, one of those creepy ones where women selling shoes/perfume are portrayed as murder victims or something equally dark.

Yeah, like that.

This was meant to loosen us up, learn about expressive and gestural techniques. Totally failed on the timeframe, passed overall because I’d done the work, a lot of work.

Drawing classes, semester one year two:

Drawing class: I think this model was drunk.

Drawing project: I know this model was drunk. Total waster.

Drawing class
Drawing project

Trying my hand at feet.

Trying my hand at morbidly adorable. I think I missed the mark.

About kellymarietheartist

I am an artist who, up until recently, was living and exhibiting within Toowoomba and the greater Granite Belt district. I have since packed up and left Australia, and am currently living and working in England. My work engages the craft involved in handmaking within a contemporary art context. I am drawn to the physicality of repetitive textile processes, and this is transcribed though the tactile quality of my forms. In particular, processes such as crochet, sewing and rug making serve as a proxy for growth within my personal environment. Many of my works imitate situations in nature, and they form organically as I create each individual piece, each addition both a continuation and re-enforcement of its predecessors. I enjoy using recycled materials for many of my works. Using crochet and other textile techniques to do this is an important part of my work as it celebrates a tradition of craft that has historically been relegated to 'women's work', with all the negative connotations that entails.
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2 Responses to I used to draw once….

  1. I love the "hang in there" It reminds me of 1st year, hanging out in your room your at Concannon, ditto the rat skull thingy.

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