In terms of my own artwork, this is continuing to explore taxidermic collections.
There are still a few lidded jars to finish, with the ones below ready for the transfers to be applied.
I've also been working on some 3D 'sketches' or maquettes- these are how I start to develop forms initially, once I have the ideas in place and some rough drawings. Have included some images of these below to show something of the the practical developments and insight into the thought processes while creating new work. Its not always apparent when you see finished objects in a gallery how much development work goes before it, from reading to making lengthy notes and developing form and surface through various stages.
These are deliberately loosely and quickly made; and on a small scale. Always good to have something tangible to work with and use as a basis to develop the final pieces. And by not worrying about making resolved objects at this stage allows for the ideas to pull together more. These 'bucket' forms are chosen for their banality and 'everyday' nature. Will include more about the content of these in the next post.