Tuesday, 22 May 2012

The Dark Side of Domesticity

I'm in love. 
I didn't think I'd ever feel that amazing feeling again. 
I thought I was past it.
I can't wipe the smile off my face and my eyes light up when I think of the object of my desire.
My love is increasing with each week.

I can't get enough of my art course.
3D is like...actually better than in the Simpsons when it went all 3D, it's just frickin' fantasmagorical! 
I could fill a room with sculptures on the theme of 'Domesticity'.
Here are a couple that I've managed to bring to life from the drawings in my art diary (some of my classmates suspect I have issues)... 

This is called 'End Cycle'

'End Cycle' detail
and...
This is called 'Soliloquy'
 
Soliloquy detail

Last week our teacher played host to a round of 'Master Sculptor' as we each had 40 minutes to fashion a work of art out of frozen chips. You might think 40 minutes is a long time with a pile of potato - actually it was really fun but the chips weren't keen to comply. This was my offering...

This I called 'The Potato Protest'

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PS Welcome to Tracy - a real writer! from Crack you Whip a very funny illustrated blog that will crack you up!

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  1. Oh wow! Soliloquy is such a creative creation! That is amazing that you are feeling so inspired!

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    1. Ta Andrew. Yes I feel like I've been let out of a box.

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  2. These are fantastic! I am blown away by your ingenuity. I want 'End Cycle' to display on my fireplace mantel. After working on a digital platform for so many years, I've forgotten the fun of designing, creating with actual objects and materials.

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    1. Amy, I didn't think sculpture was for me. I failed to see the leanings toward 3D in my craft/art. Now I can see them.

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  3. The potato protest, how brilliant is that?! The one with the 'fuck off' placard, had me roaring with laughter.

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    1. Lilly he's my favourite - the guy that realizes everyone else has taken the clever slogans and so he just speaks from his heart!

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  4. I think I'm in love with you.

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    1. Oh wow Tara, no-one has said that to me for a very long time. Hey that means you get it! we should do dinner!

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  5. Those are COOL. I love End Cycle because it's dark and funny. And I love Soliloquy because you made a bird out of a cheesegrater. I'm feeling inspired!

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    1. Thank you Stephanie! I thought you would like them seeing you're a 3D type of gal :)

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  6. Good to see you having so much fun with this Julie! End Game is my favourite for expressive work, but I love the Soliloquy for creativity and the chips for a good laugh. I thought the Fuck Off chip was talking to the others for being a bunch of killjoys, I mean what's the use of a potato chip without a bit of hot oil?

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    1. Oh cool Andrew, thanks for dropping by to look. Yeah maybe the little chip guy is saying 'Fuck off! I like being in hot oil! better than the freezer!'

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  7. Amazing! How wonderful for you Julie that you are taking these classes. Time to do what you love doing, or want to try doing. Either way, you are going for it! Great work!
    End Cycle is genius. Everyone can see it from their own view point.
    My exact first thought was this- A housewife standing there doing laundry, cleaning, all of the duties she has to do, DAY IN, and DAY OUT! Almost like a robot! All of a sudden she realizes she has had it, but even before choosing that route and ending it, she still completes her tasks of hanging the laundry to dry before hanging herself. I'd be curious what your thoughts were when you were doing it.
    Maybe my thoughts were a bit dark, but that is what rushed to my head.
    Love the Potato and Bird Cage as well. So creative! Art is a great use of the brain.:)

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    1. Yeah JR that's the sort of tack I was taking with 'End Cycle' but I guess it could be anyone sick of the domestic cycle, even a man...

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  8. Love all of these! Wish I had time to take art classes. Thanks for for the positive comment!

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    1. Hi Tracy. My course is only one day a week and I can do any amount of extra I want. At first I thought it wasn't fast enough, but now I'm glad it will take longer because I can put more into it. If you can find the time it's wonderful.

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  9. Love your protesting potatoes!

    And I'm mad at my computer or blogroll or whatever because your new posts aren't appearing.

    I needs me some Feeding the Cat or I get anxious and eat. And we all know I don't need any more Nutella.

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    1. Oh glad you found me Marianne, but don't worry I'll always find you...(cue haunting music and close up of staring eyeball).

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  10. Oh. I think I'm in love, too. Those are just brilliant. I want to touch them all.

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    1. You could touch the screen and pretend.
      I thought the clothes line might be a little over the top and in your face hmmm.

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