I certainly consider myself lucky in many respects. One of those aspects is to be working for myself as a graphic designer/marketer. While running my own business has its negatives (demanding clients, working on uncreative design projects which achieve a less-than-desired outcome, accounting, chasing payments etc) there are also positives which counteract. Such as allowing the freedom to instal art in the middle of the day, go rummaging for treasures at the local scrap yard when the desire takes hold, taking my treasured fur friend for a walk to sit in the sun and ponder while eating lunch… then working like a demon until midnight to meet work deadlines!
A great deal of my time is spent on creating, writing and submitting art proposals and projects, as I imagine is the case for many artists. I have yet to work out what the success rate is, but there are plenty of rejections to accompany the triumphs. I thought I’d share this recent sculpture design which was unsuccessful. I have long held a fascination for geometry and its relationship to architecture and the artistic form. These geometric eggs are propitious symbols, alluding to luck, wealth and health. The modern contemporary appearance of the sculptural works remain sympathetic to the clean lines of the buildings’ architecture. The use of green indicates life, plants and living greenery, bringing energy into the building. My ultimate material for the sculptures is acrylic, with some colours being semi-transparent. Engineering these eggs would be a feat. The structure would not be an easy one, with the fabrication requiring metal framing. I would love to see these geo-eggs come to life, from my 2-D designs into majestic 3-D sculptures soaring high above.
If you’ve been following the recent announcement of changes to arts funding in Australia, the future of arts in Australia isn’t looking rosy. But like I said, I’m far from starving and very lucky. Life’s all about perspective.