Thursday, April 23, 2020

Feeling like a melon bucks

Hi, hope you’re having an egg-cellent day.

Here’s a ceramic sculpture I made back in 2015 called ‘All my eggs in one basket’. 
This photo was taken at Anna Papas Gallery in Melbourne, in the 2015 group exhibition Death/Life curated by Sebastian Goldspink.

When I was making this work I had the egg sculptures drying outside my studio and when I went to check on them I noticed some of them were scattered around the ground with tiny claw marks in them. I realised a bird had mistaken my sculptures for actual eggs and tried to take off with them.

Having a bird think my ceramic eggs were real eggs was probably the biggest compliment my work has ever gotten.

In other egg themed news, here's a new ceramic sculpture I made of a Cadbury Creme Egg Ice-cream!

And in more egg-citing news, recently I had the opportunity to film a little drawing workshop at the National Gallery of Victoria.
Image courtesy of NGV.
For the video I chose to respond to Édouard Manet's 1880 painting ‘The Melon’ because it is the ultimate celebration of the mundane.
Image courtesy of NGV.
I find a lot of humour in the sincerity of still life paintings from this time and enjoy creating playful responses to the mundane in my own practice.

Thanks so much to everyone who's watched it so far, hope you enjoyed it!

You can watch the video here if you feel like drawing along with me.
And if you're in the mood for a little more reading, my friend Amy Gardner interviewed me this week for her new blog Hey Boofhead.

I first met Amy in 2012 when we worked together on an exhibition at Sydney gallery Alaska Projects and we've been good pals ever since. It was a really fun interview with super thoughtful questions, and you can check it out by clicking here!

Also, in the interview I mention how the people who make Bubble'O Bills have apparently just released a new ice-cream, it's Bill's sister, Bubble'O Jill.

I'm happy to report that I've since found a Bubble'O Jill at my local petrol station and here's a new ceramic sculpture I made of it.
Thanks so much for reading, I hope you have a Bubble'O Brilliant rest of the week.

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