Saturday 25 December 2010

"Her Footprints in the Snow"

2nd Digital Image created Christmas Eve 2010


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"The Hem of Her Garment" Christmas Eve 2010

Digital image created on Christmas Eve 2010. Evoking meanings surrounding romantic symbolism inherrent in nature.


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Friday 10 December 2010

Monday 6 December 2010

"As a White Gold Horse in the Snow"

a digital image based upon walk around abandoned farm buildings.


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Saturday 4 December 2010

Wheel of Life

Travellers Pride Award Design. Patinated Bronze Casting


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From Scrap to Bronze. Making bronze sculpture from scrap bronze metal

In my left hand is what I melted down to get what is in my right hand . A project completed at my own foundry in my Studio with James Hayes. Tnhe design is a commission for the Travellers Pride Award.


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Monday 22 November 2010

Bronze piece emerging from the mould at the Perfect Vision Studio

After the Bronze is poured the next step is to break it out of the investment mould. Here shown with last bits in white still to be removed with a wire brush. It lies in the removed material which is known as ludo.


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6 out of 12 moulds just poured in bronze.

Looking down the cups of 6 moulds poured from recycled Bronze melted to 1200 degrees in our own furnace developed here in the Perfect Vision Studio.


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Thursday 18 November 2010

"Be Still"

Watercolour with "sumi e" painting technique demonstration for group in Trim Co. Meath, from a view made during a walk in Carlingford.


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Sunday 14 November 2010

Twelve moulds ready for wax burnout

In preparation for Bronze casting


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Wednesday 13 October 2010

"Even here Her light guides me" cast resin panel on the back of the kiste

In the underground chambers Her light fills the darkest corners.


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"At The Threshold" cast resin panel on one side of the kiste

Standing at the threshold She looks up at the storm clouds.


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"Where we first met" cast resin from the front of the kiste

Cast resin panel depicting " When we first met" a scene from Her journey.


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"As The Lioness" the top of the kiste

Cast resin depicting one " A Scene from Her Journey" on the top of the Kiste.


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"In the Aether" detail from Kiste

"Scene from Her Journey" one side of the Kiste


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"Scenes from Her Journey" Detail from installation.

Cast white resin and wood box with five individually sculpted panels. Each panel depicts glimpses, different stages from a journey.


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Friday 8 October 2010

Robin.

Sumi-e painting of a Robin. Demonstration for workshop participants.


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Thursday 7 October 2010

"Of Her" large A2 Watercolour in Sumi-E

A large watercolour in Chinese Sumi-E style with brush straight to paper. The image is inspired through romantic and classical ideas of beauty as being sought and discovered in images from Michael Cimino's "Heavens Gate" I980.


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Sunday 26 September 2010

The Vineyard of The Nietzschean Priest Just released my bookcover the design here is without the titles.

Just putting up this original version of the image to accompany the cover with the titles.


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Just Published Bookcover Design for "The vineyard of the Nietzschean Priest"

Written by Eamon Kiernan the cover I designed illustrates the spiritual journey undertaken by the main figure in the book. Hidden in the composition are elements awaiting discovery which you are welcome to seek out and find for yourself.


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Friday 24 September 2010

"Red Autumn Trees" watercolour in sketchbook

The field at the foot of Mullaghteelin Hill, Co. Meath.


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"Pages of Open Fields" watercolour in sketch book

Looking out across the fields of Mullaghteelin Co. Meath, unfolding before me like the pages of an open book.


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Thursday 16 September 2010

The Writing is on The Wall

Project MOT interpret Rembrandt's Belshazzar's Feast where " mene mene tekel upharsin " is presented as "The Writing is on the wall". A modern insight into the feasting at the table whereby over indulgence is being portrayed through substance mis-use.


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Friday 10 September 2010

Preparing work for exhibition

"The Threshold" work in mixed media bronze, resin, wood, painting, images, projected media. The work portrays an allegory the theme of inspiration.


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Saturday 4 September 2010

Sketching Inspiration a Perfect Vision Demo to download now

Free PV Watercolour Sketching Demo Video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npJwe0EUh8osupport materials at http://www.perfectvision.ie


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Sketching Inspiration an online watercolor demo with Perfect Vision




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Friday 13 August 2010

Just entering the Travellers Centre at Pavee Point to discuss another commission

The outside of the Travellers Centre at Pavee Point Dublin where currently I am doing some commission work. Its a fascinating place, the Travellers Culture is full of symbolic traditions from the past and a way of life that brings us back to nature and the landscape.


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Thursday 12 August 2010

Ciaran maskmaking at MOT workshops. Dadaist inspired!

Studying early Zurich Dadaists such as Sophie Taeuber-Arp , Janco and Schwitters. The MOT group explore the expressive potential of the mask and it's place as a device that acts as a conduit to inspire performance


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Thursday 29 July 2010

"Fireball over Carlow" pen and marker demonstration for workshop.

Image created for demonstration of mandala making looking at jungian psychology in art. After I drew this I heard of fireballs that were spotted last night over Carlow and Baldoyle Dublin. Student works can be seen at http://www.perfectvision.ie


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Friday 2 April 2010

Good Friday Morning

Drawing with biro on paper 2nd April 10


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Sunday 28 March 2010

Unexpected Roadside View

While waiting to turn right I caught a glimpse of this from the car. An unexpected surpise


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Thursday 25 March 2010

Craig approaches the last post

Craig finishes his tracksuit


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Wills finished!

Wills finished his portrait at last


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Thursday 18 March 2010

Will at work

Will at work on his portrait


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Stephens self portrait

Project MOT Trim with stephens work on his self portrait


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Wednesday 10 March 2010

Waiting for Her: A still from Video

A still from a video from a series of allegorical scenes


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Monday 8 March 2010

One Wing

One side of one wing cast being prepared for final sculpture


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Saturday 27 February 2010

Rubber and Resin Mould of the seat of "Her Chair"

Rubber and Resin Mould of "Her Chair" showing the negative space of a mould.


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The marble casting of the back of "Her Chair"

A casting in Carrera Marble of the the back of a section of a piece called "Her Chair"


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The back of the Her chair

The cast of "The Back of Her Chair" emerging from the mould


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