Thoughts on Carbon

Carbon (detail)

Carbon (Graphite) detail, 2014, egg tempera, graphite and pen on paper

I’ve been playing with the molecular structure of carbon in the form of graphite. The crystal structure of graphite is a hexagon, forming layers of hexagonal mesh.

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Carbon (Graphite), 2014, egg tempera, graphite and pen on paper

RCB Cloud

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The RCB Cloud is complete. It’s knitted mass floats in front of my studio door.

RCB stars are a type of variable star that occasionally eject clouds of dust. The star dust obscures the view of the star from earth and it appears to grow dimmer or even disappear until the dust disperses.

The RCB Cloud will be part of my next solo show in Fremantle at the Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery in September 2014… I hope it fits in my car!

RCB Cloud (detail)

RCB Cloud (detail)

Paper Mountains and knitted mountains

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Thank you to everyone who came along to the opening of The Sky and the Earth at Paper Mountain gallery! The feedback that I have received from the show has been truly uplifting. Paper Mountain also had their artists’ studios open on the night so I was was able to meet a whole lot of new creative people and talk with them about their exciting projects!

I’ll be taking the exhibition down at the end of the day next Sunday, so if you are in Perth before then and you feel like escaping the summer heat, step inside and you will find your self in a world of ice crystals and snow! Photos of the artworks are now on my portfolio: http://www.pendrigh.wordpress.com

Photos of the opening night by Darren Tynan

Extra thank yous go out to all the lovely people at Paper Mountain, especially to Ashleigh for coordinating the show, Caitlin for designing a beautiful catalogue and Shaye for writing the most amazing catalogue essay! Thanks to Helen for opening the exhibition and to Linden for helping me install it!

Yarn bomb Bunbury

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My latest project has been a work project. Today was I <3 Yarn day, so to celebrate we decided to spend the whole day knitting and yarn bomb one of the trees outside the gallery where I work! It looks amazing, but there is still some more work to do. I think that we may have to organise a follow up yarn day so that we can cover the whole tree.

Thanks to Helen for helping me come up with the idea, and thanks to everyone who made it happen!

Naked & Nude

I have some very exciting news from Taree – Skin Cosy has won one the 3D prize in the “Naked & Nude” Manning Art Prize 2013! The Friends of the Gallery, who run the art prize, have put together an online catalogue which is particularly wonderful if you’re like me and you can’t make it to see the show in person!

List of prize winners and finalists here…

Online catalogue here…