Into the woods…

After drawing this little gilded deer a few weeks ago, I’ve been working on a much larger drawing of her.

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This deer is A4 sized, drawn in biro with gold pen work.

Here is the A1 size deer, drawn in biro with a watercolour wash. I’ve yet to add the gold leaf spots. She’s the biggest drawing I’ve ever done, and I’m quite proud of her.

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Once I’ve finished her, I will be working on more ‘curious’ pieces, taking inspiration from sci-fi, myths, and exploring the line between strange and disquieting.

Here are some of my inspirations for this work;

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(all images found on Pinterest)

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Thursday thoughts and inspirations

Today I thought I’d share some inspirations and also a little of what is happening in my art practice currently.

Currently I’m in my last year at university in York. My graduate exhibition is in May and I’m working towards that. My current plan for the exhibition is a drawn curiosity cabinet. I wrote about¬†wunderkammers¬†and the history of them in my dissertation, and the work I created for the Postern Tower last July was loosely based on a curiosity cabinet. I created lots of fictional animals, plants and insects, ‘found’ by the Georgian naturalist Nevis Andorra Anderson, ‘daughter’ of the real geologist and explorer, Tempest Anderson, who was a real man and lived in York.

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Above are some photographs of my Postern Tower work.

My Thursday inspirations are;

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(paws by Kiki Smith, Bear by Lizzy Stewart, stitched bird by Fleurografie, plant cells by Frederic Elfving, all other images found on pinterest)

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