21.4.07

horsehairy

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This work, THE MECHANICAL EQUITANT (in these photos it's not quite finished yet) has been commissioned for BLOODLINES: ART AND THE HORSE AT Hawkesbury Regional Gallery, which will open 1st of August (of course!). I'll be sending it on it's way this week, in time for catalogue photography. The show is curated by Peter Fay, there'll also be new commissioned works by Charlie Sofo, Slim Barrie, Jo Boag, Stephanie Hicks, Simon Scheuerle, Linde Ivimey, Martin Mischkulnig, and Tom Moore, as well as existing works by artists Noel McKenna, Nicholas Chevalier, Arthur Boyd, Ken Whisson, Albert Tucker, Fred Williams, Sam Fullbrook, Harold Cazneaux, Pro Hart, TV Moore, Sidney Nolan and, i believe, quite a few others.


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THE MECHANICAL EQUITANT has undergone many changes and revisions as i've been making it, many parts were created that didn't end up getting used. The photos HERE show many of these parts. They'll all come in handy for something else. It seems i have a very inefficient way of working. Sometimes i think it would be nice to know exactly what it is that you're doing, and know it will work. But maybe it wouldn't be so interesting that way.

Will do another post on this work. Maybe when it's on its way and i don't have to look at it any more.


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5 comments:

helle said...

So very interesting! I'll try to get to this exhibition.

Ro Bruhn said...

This looks as if it's going to be another great piece. and what a thrill to be exhibiting with the some of the all time greats I look forward to seeing your finished photos.
Ro

jackie said...

I'm going to my first Equestrian event next week, a craft stall at a Horse Show. I'll think about your horsey piece. Good luck with the exhibition.

lauren said...

there's something attractively repulsive about this work! when you said you had horse-hair, i pictured it dark brown....

Jade said...

thanks folks!

Helle hope you can make it.

Ro, you are right, it is exciting to be in a show with these artists.

Hope it went well Jackie, did you get any horse hair?!

Yeah, Lauren, it is a bit repulsive! Hopefully in a compelling kinda way...