|^detail from a mix media drawing... 2012^|
And it all started with my last post.
A couple of weeks ago I had the privilege of working with a group of high school art students - a class that had been organised by North Sydney Council - for their community art project entitled Colouring Our Habitat.
Colouring Our Habitat is a project that asks artists' to work with a local school or community groups to initiate and spark ideas for the main event - which is to design and paint three murals for three traffic light boxes that already sit on the pavement but are never noticed, as they are painted in a dull grey/green tone. Which is a shame as they are the perfect blank canvas' for any artist to make their mark.
So now its my turn to switch dull grey/green to....???
Ive been thinking about these designs for a while - but its only now - with a deadline looming that Ive started to become focused on what I would like to say, and create, with my three boxes.
So on the weekend I did a reccy to North Sydney in order to collect information and take photos.
These are a few of those photos - book-ended by two colourful photos that I love, and may appear in one of the final designs.
As you can see from these images - North Sydney is a corporate business district with the buildings reflecting that look, with clean lines and shiny surfaces. And grey. ALOT of grey - that is only broken up in Autumn and Spring when the trees turn a golden hue.
So Im thinking about colour. LOTS of colour for my designs.
To add contrast and a shock of the new!
Plus I dont think I could do anything without colour in it!
Not willingly anyway.
(To be continued....)
|^the search for pattern in street objects^|
|^ negative spaces and unexpected shapes ^|
|^ Autumn gives colour to all the grey ^|
|^shadow play ^|
|^ lines and shapes when looking ... up! ^|
|^ colour found ^|