Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Napier Moments.

We visited Napier again last week - such a lovely place. Some moments I captured for you:








































Saturday, October 19, 2013

Work III - Nine Ants.


































Work III - Nine Ants (drypoint etching).

Monday, October 14, 2013

Work II - Two Ants.


Work II - Two Ants (dry point etching)

Thursday, October 10, 2013

On Work and Ants.

I have been thinking a lot about work recently. Actually, since before I started the profiteri series of etchings. How people choose a profession, why we can't necessarily make a living from our passions, the joys of working (and specifically of working with one's hands), the psychological necessity to work, the compromises involved in working for a living. I have also been reading a lot about ants since I did the Complex Systems MOOC at Santa Fe. Ants are amazing, and how they work together is even more amazing ...
































Work I - Three Ants (dry point etching)
Yes, yes, don't point out the scale, please! These are meant to be huge ants!
































Work I - Three Ants EV 1 (dry point etching with collage)

I have decided to stitch onto the first etching - ant trails. I caught three ants in the garden and one by one let them walk over a page of the same size and followed the trails with different coloured pencils.

































I hope to finish the stitching this weekend, and will post a picture then ...

Sunday, October 6, 2013