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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by dream_police, Mar 4, 2019.

  1. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    As you may know, my daughter is studying contemporary fine art and I'd thought i'd share some of her latest pieces. I am not sure why, or what it means and they are works in progress. She mixes her work with photography, film and now sculpture.

    the first ones, she re upholstered the small stool at the workshop that my wife does her upholstery. She cast her arm and made a silicone model from the cast, cut the chair in half and used the arm as a leg, like you do.

    I particularly like one of the photographs she has done (although not sure it is finished though). I wish I'd done something like this, it must be great. Accept that this may not be to everyone taste, certainly when you consider over christmas she was making skin suits, which are currently hanging in a gallery at her uni. I may of course be biased, but considering she often lacks confidence I think these are really good.:)

    [​IMG]IMG_0483 by Nigel G, on Flickr

    [​IMG]IMG_0496 by Nigel G, on Flickr

    [​IMG]IMG_0355 by Nigel G, on Flickr
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  2. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    Not really to my taste, but then most modernist stuff isn't. Looks great though.
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  3. Craig20264

    Craig20264 Well-Known Member

    She definitely has the gift of imagination. I couldn't dream anything like that up in a million years. thumbsup.gif
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  4. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    The stool? Amazing!
    The silent minority? Haunting.

    Great work.
    Please pass on my congratulations.
  5. Malcolm_Stewart

    Malcolm_Stewart Well-Known Member

    Hi Nige,
    My youngest daughter did a Visual Arts degree around 15 years ago, and I found myself visiting London University's "The Slade", and Norwich School of Art during their respective public exhibitions. Inspired, Weird, and "Way Out" all spring to mind as what I thought. How one can rate one college against another, I don't know - and that's what we were supposed to be assessing. Keep on taking record snaps. You never know - they may be the only memories of a creative period left to you in a few years time. (Don't ask me how I know!)
  6. Craig20264

    Craig20264 Well-Known Member

    Creativity is a gift, and it looks like she has that in spades. Coupled with hard work there's no limit to what she could achieve. Whether it be art or music, some people have it, but most don't. I believe it can't be learnt. I know shed loads of chords on a guitar, and can play most of them. Can I put them together to create a song? Can I buggery! Best of luck to her. ;)
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  7. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    Thanks both. I just wish she believed in herself more.
  8. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    The curse of the creative. She is in a good environment for her to flourish. Just tell her the girl done good! That stool tableau deserves to be in an art gallery.
  9. Learning

    Learning Ethelred the Ill-Named

    Creativity and the skills needed to carry out the ideas, plus humour I think in the case of the stool. Brilliant.
  10. peterba

    peterba Well-Known Member

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  11. TimHeath

    TimHeath Well-Known Member

    Striking and visually impressive, the stool made me stop and think for a while, which is what art should do I think.

    It looks worthy of a place in the Tate modern in my opinion.
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  12. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    I have passed your comments on to Becky, to say she is made up by the comments in relation to galleries is an understatement.
    She has now got to do something as a group collab for display in a public gallery so hope that goes well.
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  13. peterba

    peterba Well-Known Member

    Nige, I really hope that she can put aside those doubts. The comments in this thread show that her work has struck a chord with us on here.

    What's more, she's even got me agreeing with Learning! ;) :D
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  14. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    Oops, sorry about that.
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  15. peterba

    peterba Well-Known Member

    Apology accepted, Nige! ;) We all know that art can sometimes shock, but there are limits...!! o_O :D
  16. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    I puzzle over the most irrelevant things, but how the heck did she remove her arm and fingers from that cast??
    Oh, was it a silicone cast? I was thinking plaster of paris.
    Last edited: Mar 5, 2019
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  17. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    The more I look at these, the more they appeal. First sight was along the lines of “oh god, another student”, but they keep drawing me back. Which a better response than “wow, brilliant” and then forgetting them. I think, anyway.

    In fact, yes, I think they are very, very good.

    Any objection if I show them to a couple of artist friends? They know what they are talking about far better than I do.

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  18. Malcolm_Stewart

    Malcolm_Stewart Well-Known Member

    Hmmm. That's a very strong statement. I think you ought to have faith in your own judgment.
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  19. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    No, they're women. Of course they know better than a man.


    ps actually, they do know more than I do, both art MA's, one was offered a PhD but declined on account of her age.
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  20. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    Not sure exactly how they do it, but it certainly involves silicone.

    This was her having a cast made of her head which was then made into a candle for a piece last year. She said it wasn’t pleasant. I guess they did something similar for an arm. The arm is silicone with wire running through it for stability.
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