So to return to the previous blog entry of Ill communication. Here’s the final image of a recent commission for Japan, the guy buying it saw a similarity to the work of a Japanese woodcut master Kitagawa Utamaro. High praise indeed. So with a series of misunderstood emails later, 3 canvases and a few days the finished image is completed.
Its funny making things for people, especially when descriptions come in another language. Here’s one that won’t see the light of day…will post the desired interpretation of the image as soon as its made. Its been a weird day, finding a common tongue between Japanese, and German and English, caught in a odd feedback loop, hopefully solved now. See here
Finally after months of development, the cushions are ready, the shops been made and now all i have to do is shift some duck feathers. They are available from the Dot shop here. They are all unique and will not be repeated, there is only 34 in the first offering, so go on, vandalize your sofa with some of the hardest soft furnishings available from the street.
Just back the secret workshop deep in the country where preparations for Glastonbury are in full swing. Steel frames are coming together, the ‘barkers‘ have met, and the ‘oncers’ are emerging. As you can see the prizes are really coming along, 3 balls for knicker, 7 balls for £2. Try your luck in the unfairground at Glastonbury, between Shangrila & Arcadia. Look out for “CrackHeads” or “The Gobbler” sideshows with a difference from the twisted minds of the Dotmaster and Sam Haggerty.
At Last finished, one of two small maquettes (one aluminum, one card) . Although made to test construction of the larger commission, these smaller ones threw up problems of their own. Some elements of the larger work could not be reduced due to their complexity. The dollar and Mao buck were silkscreened in these smaller editions to recreate the feel of the larger work in smaller scale. Both were both mounted on a backing board to raise them off the wall.
In the studio with Berit and silkscreens today. Playing with recent elements, trying versions, overprinting old work, trying out materials. The best bits are those long shots, the bits of things you remember you have and make them better by adding something. The worst, the things you forget to try and the things that looked good, but now don’t. More shots on Flickr
Working on some smaller versions of the Diet Life work, one in board and one in 3mm aluminum as per the original, shown here in its unpainted state.