Monday, November 22, 2010

studio - the angels coming together

I've been working with images of angels found in Melbourne, creating a set of twelve angels that will go into the stores first week in December. Although some have already found homes we'll show all twelve together before they go their separate ways.

I took the photographs after I found an idea in an old sketch book. I still can't figure out exactly what I was proposing to make, but I had a very enjoyable couple of hours re-reading the notes from Walter Benjamin's critique of a Paul Klee drawing of an angel and my thoughts on seeing the Wim Wenders film Wings of Desire. That probably places the sketch book at around 1986 or 87.

Anyway, we're feeling very well looked after at the studio.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Melbourne Artplay 3D in Vogue

So nice to see the lovely people at Vogue Living enjoying our brand new Artplay 3D Edition of Melbourne. We hunted through some brilliant archives of major architectural feats in melbourne's early days to put together this little collection, from the experimental Exhibition building to the magnificent Harry Seidler.

The printed blocks are made from select pieces of door salvage, sanded and polished to reveal some extraordinary old growth timbers from British Columbia to Tasmania.

The Artplay 3D sets come in two sizes one with 20 blocks and the other with 10, they've become an obsession on the mantle of constant sculptural and architectural challenge that only lasts as long as the next visitor, one of our new favourite projects.