Thursday, June 28, 2007

I have moved!!!

Phew! What a lot of hard work. It was very sad leaving the house, many happy memories there. Still onwards and upwards...

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Busy Busy Busy

Not may posts at the moment because I'm busy packing my life into boxes ready for the move next week, after that I hope to be back on form.


Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Shadow beasties

Recently I've been hanging out with these fellas:

I've been cutting out the little guys and lighting them differently/changing the angle of the view and coming up with some pleasing results. I had an idea of a little book that comes with a torch and each page looks fairly plain untill the light hits it and shadows are cast across it.

I quite like the idea of having an army of little paper monsters coming out of the page, all looking at you with their shadowy hollow eyes.

Sunday, June 10, 2007


Well, due to the impending move, I've been going through stuff trying to get rid of things that
A - I don't need + B - won't have room for anymore.
I came across this fab photo booth project from the first year of my Ba. I love it, I'd completely forgotten I'd done, but it makes me smile every time I see it.

It was done in the old style photo booth machines - the ones that take four different photos in a strip, not the modern ones that take one digital pic and print it 4 times in a square. The idea was to look like different personalities in each pic, meaning i had to change hats and wigs in between flashes. I'm extra pleased with it because I remember I did it first time and I look so young, Ah....

On the research front I have discovered an animated short by Peter Peake released by Aardman (those crazy types who did Wallace & Gromit) in 1998. Its about two bored shadow guys, who live in a shadow world, and decide to make shadow puppets to pass the time but its quirky, funny and sarcastic - all my favourite things.

I personally would have preferred it if some monsters were involved too, but hey you can't have everything. Here is a little shadow ghost done in the spirit of Peter Callesen.

Friday, June 01, 2007

Paper scissors....

I've been super busy this week - I've been to Solihull, Birmingham, Nottingham and London catching up with friends and generally exploring places. I've also been sorting out the house, so much stuff to find new homes for when we move... does anyone want a lawn-mower?

Anyway, I've rediscovered a favourite artist of mine - Peter Callesen. The things this chap does with a single piece of A4 paper blows me away. He must have the patience of a saint, I'm sure I'd go off the rails trying to do anything so intricate.

It is relevant to my research into shadows. His work is made from white paper so it is the way the light hits it, and shadows of each form he creates, that give the work depth.
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