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Autumn of our Reign.

Posted: Sun Aug 02, 2015 6:09 am
by Haydo
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Managed to get a highly commended and a very constructive critique. Originally approached the artist run gallery in the Whitsundays Airlie Beach to gain membership so that I could rotate work through it. Jumped at the opportunity to exhibit a piece in the themed category of climate change in their 28th annual exhibition. The judge and critic was Chris Saines, the director of QAG/GOMA. He rubbed a few of them the wrong way, I didn't mind this as I don't mind comedy. He couldn't ignore my work but thought it unresolved with the clunky nuts to fasten panel, commented that it was emblematic and acted as a sentinel. peace, haydo

Re: Autumn of our Reign.

Posted: Sun Aug 02, 2015 9:58 am
by Warren Weiss
Haydo,
A magnificent piece!
Warren

Re: Autumn of our Reign.

Posted: Sun Aug 02, 2015 12:41 pm
by Vonon
I absolutely love the texture, color, and flowing shape of the design. I am drawn to the base (love metal/rock) and find the nuts serve as exclamation points. Disruption in a good way.

Re: Autumn of our Reign.

Posted: Sun Aug 02, 2015 2:01 pm
by grammy
My reaction is the same as Vonon. I love the texture that you created.

Re: Autumn of our Reign.

Posted: Sun Aug 02, 2015 5:07 pm
by Haydo
Thanks guys. I didn't mind the nuts at first either but understand now that if I'd made a metal cast of a fixing plate with a multitude of rivet heads to hide a slim nut the viewer would have stood a better chance to solve the puzzle of what the glass component was. It is supposed to be a wind turbine blade. The critic, Chris Saines, explained to the group who attended the critique that not all will agree with what he felt. He explained that technique was not as important as being engaged, as his job is all about looking at art not making it and that most things he has seen before.
peace, haydo

Re: Autumn of our Reign.

Posted: Sun Aug 02, 2015 8:44 pm
by Buttercup
Wow. Love it! Dimensions, please? It really fits the brief. Wonder if we can get Sir Positority to sit on it while he pontificates about the evils of wind farms and any other form of renewable energy? Jen

Re: Autumn of our Reign.

Posted: Mon Aug 03, 2015 1:05 am
by Haydo
Thanks Jen. The glass component is 590mm x 180mm x 15mm. I'm liking where solar energy technology is going. Unfortunately it's not going to be easy.
peace, haydo

Re: Autumn of our Reign.

Posted: Tue Aug 25, 2015 7:37 pm
by peter cummings
Love this. "that technique was not as important as being engaged" I like the shading , detail and the subject very much. I look like moving away from gas and coal country (seems to do something bad for the people too) to where thay have wind turbines and a tidal turbo generator.
I saw a sculpture a while ago, not glass, that had a few obvious nuts holding it together. Instead of hiding the artist put more on the base so they were part of the theme and it worked well.
Peter.

Re: Autumn of our Reign.

Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2015 8:28 pm
by Haydo
Thanks Peter, old mate. I have more cane ready for another go at this octopus skin idea. When doing an abstract art workshop in 2012 I was drawn to certain random brush strokes and it's these I want to replicate on a panel of glass that shifts colour as the viewers angle changes.
peace, haydo

Re: Autumn of our Reign.

Posted: Thu Sep 10, 2015 12:10 am
by Michele gh
This is intriguing, thought provoking, and beautiful. The glass colors, patterns, and form are wonderfully resolved. The connection to the stone feels like it could be no other way. While the nuts do not distract, they are not as amazing as the rest of the composition. I would love to visit your work in person, and see it in changing light.

Re: Autumn of our Reign.

Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2015 2:36 pm
by twin vision glass
absolutely stunning

Re: Autumn of our Reign.

Posted: Fri May 06, 2016 3:09 am
by Haydo
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Would have liked a better home for this piece, like back home. Still feel deflated that I didn't drive up the coast and sneak onto the site at night to reclaim, by about 3am most nightshift workers are somewhere else. peace, haydo

Re: Autumn of our Reign.

Posted: Fri May 06, 2016 4:58 am
by Buttercup
Haydo, what happened?? Jen

Re: Autumn of our Reign.

Posted: Fri May 06, 2016 3:26 pm
by JestersBaubles
Oh, no. I am sorry... Intentional fire?

Dana W.

Re: Autumn of our Reign.

Posted: Fri May 06, 2016 7:30 pm
by Haydo
Jen, Dana this was in an artist run gallery at Cannonvale Shopping Centre near Airlie Beach in the Whitsundays. No suspicion regarding the fire just a comedy of errors that followed that allowed it to spread, wiping out Target department store, homewares store, three bank branches, cafe, hairdressers and us. Locals were pointing out where the fire hydrants were, this was after a twenty minute wait for arrival after first 000 call.
When first told about the fire it was still raging. I didn't feel much at all, easy come easy go. Slowly the attachment to this work crept in then the training from the studio said move on and learn. Yeah!, no worries mate, I've moved on and let go. But I don't think I have, the piece didn't come easy. Very grateful that I didn't rotate it out with Below Knifes Edge #2, would have had to find somewhere to have a sook. peace, haydo

Re: Autumn of our Reign.

Posted: Fri May 06, 2016 10:49 pm
by Buttercup
I'm so sorry to hear that Haydo. I don't know if that made the news here, I don't remember it but I just looked at images on-line. What a huge blaze, so many businesses, jobs and artists' work destroyed. I hope there wasn't a pet store in there.

Did you put Below Knife's Edge No 2 on here? Can't remember that either. (I'm losing it, obviously). It won't make up for the loss, but was there any insurance for the artwork that will help with the cost of more raw materials? Take care, Jen.

Re: Autumn of our Reign.

Posted: Sun May 08, 2016 2:13 am
by Haydo
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No pets at this centre. Loosing this piece would have had me do something foolish if it was among the mess that the fire left, would have become so rash that the idea of three banks in the ruins wouldn't have been a factor to how secure the site was.
I recently did a cruise ship market at Airlie and thought if I did well enough I could donate some cash to the Art Whitsunday Inc. to help get back on their feet. Wrong ship, they were heading to Hong Kong and onwards. Got great response and the top tip that they travel light. So I donated four souvenir panels and six pendants for their own fund raising stall the next day. Gave them the heads up to sell as low as they like. Hoping to start on two projects for the 29th Annual exhibition. Last year the judge, Chris Saines director of GOMA gave them the advise to open up to outsiders which is what is going to happen with five entries from each neighbouring region invited.
The insurance was basically indemnity insurance. I'm in the middle of developing platypus souvenir panels for Broken River in Eungella National Park and hoping that sales are good enough to get more Bullseye and tooling. peace, haydo

Re: Autumn of our Reign.

Posted: Sun May 08, 2016 3:09 am
by Buttercup
That is an eerie piece! Jen