Archive for December, 2013

First public piece of art

Posted: December 19, 2013 in writing

OK so its not up yet but will go up in the new year sometime.
It’s going up under the railway bridge next to my house which is a no through road  pedestrianised area.The road is called Cambria Road and so the whole thing under the bridge has the theme of the Cambrian period  (543 million years ago)

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Its a community art project on and already has some art up but its got too cold now to cement pieces to the brickwork so I’m going to have to wait till the new year to see it installed.  Its part of the 7 bridges project and the first of many projects in the local area.(depending on the funding received)

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Last piece of the first term

Posted: December 10, 2013 in sculpture

This piece I didn’t really like and think it would have been better as a very minimal and threatening piece. But as they say you live and learn, and one thing I’ve learnt is that you shouldn’t hurry your work which is also hard to do when you have so much to do. People think being a student is easy, well it may be but it aint if you want to get the most out of it.

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Rethinking beauty

Posted: December 10, 2013 in Uncategorized

Disabled mannequins will be eliciting astonished looks from passers-by on Zurich’s Bahnhofstrasse. Between the perfect mannequins, there will be figures with scoliosis or brittle bone disease modelling the latest fashions. One will have shortened limbs; the other a malformed spine

The campaign has been devised for the International Day of Persons with Disabilities by Pro Infirmis, an organisation for the disabled. Entitled “Because who is perfect? Get closer.”, it is designed to provoke reflection on the acceptance of people with disabilities. Director Alain Gsponer has captured the campaign as a short film.