Thursday, 10 January 2013

'Honey Bee' progress

Okay so it's been ages since I've made a post. A lot has been happening. I reapplied for uni which meant getting a portfolio together and attending interviews, I worked a lot over the Christmas period, a lot of 21sts have been attended, many Christmas presents were made, Christmas itself was had, as was New Years. And now we're here. So I'll be posting some work over the next week and maybe explaining it. I'm no good with words but I'm assuming you're here for my art anyway, which is good because I'm pretty good at making art.

I've posted previously about my 'Honey Bee' series when I was first getting started with it. Since then I've actually taken it a bit further and decided to bring sculpture (?) into the picture but creating resin-filled jars mimicking various blends of honey.

Materials are as follows: resin, ink, acrylic, natural beeswax, shellac, gold pigment powder, imitation gold leaf, tracing paper, graphite and lavender flowers on canvas or in glass jars.

At this point I bet you're thinking I've gone wild with the materials. Maybe I have. But they are all very relevant to this project and even though I'm not one for using a hundred thousand materials in my work but there was no other way this project could be done. It's a complex series and I guess that makes sense because bees are complex little creatures.

Anyway, here are some progress photos! If you want to know anything more about this series just leave a comment and I'll get back to you.

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