Monday, 8 June 2015

The Entomologist





Hi everyone, it's me the bad blogger :) Yay, I am picking my daughter up from hospital this afternoon and I may actually get a coat of varnish on this one with one day to spare before it goes to Canning Art Award! My poor daughter got out of hospital on Saturday and was promptly readmitted through emergency on Sunday so it has been a yucky few days (especially for her), but everything is ok now :) Hopefully things will settle down in our house for a while and I can get some of the work done that is piling up. The problem is, its hard to get inspired when things are going nuts around you!

This one is 1m square, gold leaf, ink, pen and gold embossing, also some real insect wings on her eyelids and under her chin. The writing down the side is Hindi and translates (hopefully!) to 'no creature is insignificant, no matter how small'. This is preceded by 'The Ornithologist' and I hope to continue with this thread for a while. It was inspired by the idea that bees and other insects play such an important role in the ecosystem and how stuffed we would be without them. Ants can be annoying when they take over the pantry and flies are a pain in the bum etc but at the end of the day we need all this stuff and they are there to do a job so best try and live alongside them :) I hope you enjoy the closeups. I am hoping to film a new youtube video this week so that always fun trying to edit with my pitiful skills, cheers!