Friday, August 15, 2008

Keeping Up With Housekeeping

A day away from my drawing table to do errands: bills to pay, press kits to send, photographs to collect from the printers, and new frames, just delivered from Brisbane, to stack in my garage. Later, I drove into Sydney to meet with the events manager at the large, well-known Japanese-owned bookseller, Kinokuniya. I proposed an idea for a building-sized public installation and despite concerns about permissions, liabilities, insurance and production costs, the manager was enthusiastic. We also chatted about smaller scale alternatives utilising the bookshop's small gallery and display windows.
I haven't been out of my studio since I arrived back from Melbourne. I've been finishing two enamel-on-board Dangerous Career Babes paintings and working on acrylic-on-paper studies for two more. I've been sketching six, small, Pop Art-style nudes for a series of limited edition, tin condom containers to be distributed later this year by Legends Rubbers. I've also been making notes for a handful of large, multi-panel works on paper in watercolour, acrylic and pencil.
Apart from short breaks for food and eight hours of sleep a night, I've done little else. I had almost to squint when the first rays of unfiltered daylight touched my face as I walked to my truck in the driveway
, this morning.
Tomorrow, I'll load some of the black and white photographs from PORNO onto my web site. I've held back from doing so for a couple of weeks because I wanted as many people as possible to view them 'in context' at MARS Gallery. Now I've decided to relent. Just a little.
But don't expect me to make a habit of it.


Anonymous said...

that's a great photo there

Anonymous said...

I agree. It took a moment
to figure out all the details.

Jake D. said...

Too bad Griffith Review pulled that photo essay you were doing. it would have been good to see some of the non-sexual work you do – THIS street shot is very cool.

Kate said...

My husband and I drove the necessary 250 km's up to Melbourne yesterday to see Porno. We are very pleased we made the effort Hazel as we both really enjoyed your work.
All were interesting and engaging, but we loved the triptych most of all - very luscious. You can certainly draw!