So as September comes to a close, so does all the exhibitions and events. I found myself to be completely swamped with various happenings involving my work and as fun as that is, I am happy to have a break. It is about time I focus on my work. I truthfully haven’t been able to put some serious hours in since before my European adventure. So I purposefully have not booked anything for the next few months so that I can focus on new work and the advancement of my current series. For example, I am not looking into new ways of creating the “Peek-through” series…
This is just an experiment of course, but it is already more dramatic than the earlier Peek-Through works. With some refinement, these can be extremely expressive. I have also developed a new series I like to call “In Your Eyes” which features the ‘bubblification’ of CCTV cameras…
Two of these debuted at my show at Norwich University on the 30th. They poke a little fun at this very serious and often invasive element of our society.
Beyond these new advancements, I will also be taking a more developed path regarding my robot sculptures. You see, up until now, I have been hand-making each robot. Unfortunately I cannot afford to have them fabricated yet, so I am stuck producing them myself. Now I don’t mind that, but the way they are built now do not offer longevity of design. The reality is that they are rather fragile and ten years from now I don’t want all of my hard work ending up in the garbage… with much dismay to the collectors.
Instead, I will be investing some of my money into silicon molding. These materials are not cheap but I think they are crucial to the art and will make for outstanding final products. So I will be starting with the small robots using silicon and resin. If this process turns out to be successful, I can produce several dozen robots from a single mold and also have something that is limited edition. If this process works then I will be moving to my large-scale robots as well.
So you can expect some great new work to come out of the studio in the coming months and stay tuned for a big show announcement for 2012!
Also, for those of you who could not make it out to the lecture, here is that lecture on Youtube… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UcmDhaZy7w