Sunday, 21 November 2010

Haunting Figures

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I spent a morning in Santiago playing with photocopies of my sketches from the Museum of Precolombian Art. I was magnetised by these wooden funerary figures, who were displayed under a powerful light, which cast shadows that were almost eery.

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Avalancha de Caos

Taken from rtnortonmaza.blogspot.com
Santiago's Museum of Fine Arts was mainly closed for a changeover ... but, completely different to my usual choices, I was captivated by Norton Maza's 'Avalancha de Caos', 2006. First thinking it was an extremely clever painting in the traditional styles, I realised that it's a photographic construction of the most incredible model, and referencing every apocalyptic painting of history. It would be AMAZING to make a scene like this ... I see the potential for artist photographer collaborations!

Friday, 12 November 2010

From the Sketchbook: Uyuni Cemetary of Trains

Uyuni's Cemetary of Trains, spread across a remote desertscape, has an eery magic that would keep me happy with my sketchbook for hours. On the other hand, it has the potential for a trail of fun and adventures. And on the other side again, it is strewn with rubbish that makes me long to base myself there and invent creative ways to clear the ground.
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Blurry, Stripey and Spotty

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These shells were given to me by an avid beach comer in Mancora.

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They seem to hold the potential for great adventures.

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Blurry, Stripey and Spotty went for a walk ...