Sunday, July 31, 2011

Let us be lovers / New Jersey industrial landscapes

Let us be lovers (New Jersey Industrial landscapes), 2010
Mild steel, enamel, brass, wood, magnets, cold enamel

Photo (top): Jeremy Dillon / Photo (others): Lily Feng; Courtesy of Craft Victoria

This body of work reflects the landscapes I saw and photographed from a train, during a trip from NYC to New Jersey in the winter of 2009. It's the first series of objects I've fabricated from mild steel by welding, and experimented further with the use of liquid enamels, after being introduced to them by Elizabeth Turrell in Perth, in April 2010. Let us be lovers (the title is a reference to the lyrics of Simon & Garfunkel's America) was a steep learning curve for me, inspired further pieces and explorations, and was selected as a finalist for Craft Victoria's annual Fresh!-award for graduating students.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

International bird friends

Dave from Laguna Beach, California, sent these amazing images of hummingbird babies hatching and growing up:

© David Fielding 2011

And a friend from Mexico City related a funny story about her parrot & new neighbours:

"… I am happy that the rainy season finally started since it was so hot. Lucas [the parrot] enjoys it because he can be out of his cage and in the patio and also, because he can get a bath with the spray hose. My new neighbors have a bloodhound whose name is also Lucas and they get a kick out of Lucas yelling, "Hola, Lucas!" I think they thought that he was calling the dog until they found out that that's his name also and since we repeat that frase to him so often, he learned it that way. "

Love hearing your news, keep on keeping on!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Chasing a deadline

Not sure which animal I identify with more …

Friday, July 8, 2011

three times

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Dirty Corner(s)

I have noticed that, somehow, the technical functioning of my camera has
begun to mirror the states of my mind.
These pictures, like most of the ones
taken over the last six months, are
unfocused, often too dark or burnt empty
of detail, and oddly framed.

But I'm working on servicing the old machine now …

See great photos of the actual amazing sculpture, including the interesting
process of
building and structural plans, here: Anish Kapoor: Dirty Corner

Milan, Fabbrica del Vapore, June 2011

My red homeland

Anish Kapoor: My Red Homeland

Milano, Rotonda di Via Besana, June 2011

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

And I don't know when …

… but just saying it could even make it happen

Monday, July 4, 2011


June 2011