Category Archives: Fracture

Julia Featherstone: Rebirth of Venus 2018

Rebirth of VenusJulia Featherstone, Rebirth of Venus, 2018, Photo collage on canvas
She’s the AI goddess who can see all the way to infinity
From my song: Atomic Goddess  (Julia Featherstone / Peter Head).
Rebirth of Venus (2018)transmutes Botticelli’s mythical painting of Venus (1486) into the Age of Cyborgs – a goddess emerges from the sea after her own birth as a fully-grown woman. In this photo collage, the Goddess of Fertility transcends herself to mirror the Virgin Mary’s immaculate conception with two babies in the womb, exclaiming: ‘I’d rather be a cyborg than a goddess!’

 

Stuck in the Mud

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A ceramic work that is part of a series about getting bogged and stuck in the Simpson Desert for 11 days,  3-13 September 2010. Alasdair Macfarlane drove over 12 kilos of Keane’s Stoneware33 clay wrapped in gladwrap.

IMG_3144I let the clay  dry for 2 weeks, then bisque fired, circa 1,000 degreesC. Painted  3x  glazes – Satin Black, Copper Red and Chun. Finally, Petra Svoboda, COFA ceramics, reduction fired the work in a gas kiln for 10 hours, circa 1280 degreesC. Big thanks  to COFA ceramic lecturers, Jacqueline Clayton and Julie Bartholomew, for advice and help on how to realise the work.

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Optika: Red-Green-1

This image is part of my Optika Series of experiments with colour. This work involves the film lighting  filters red and green.

Yayoi Kusama Tate Liverpool

Amazing work! A cube mirrored inside and outside with 3 circles cut into each side… reflecting the outside world…..  looking through one of the holes, into an infinity of dots

Mirrored Ceiling in Hong Kong

My concept plan for the installation  Beneath Horizons includes a mirrored ceiling. In this photo, I am standing at the bottom right of the frame, looking up at myself.