It has been some time since my last post. A lot of craziness has happened in the past year.
COVID related life changing experiences, will forever scar.
I am now working as a full time artist, having been made redundant from a corporate job after 17 years.
You would think, I’d walk away with a monster pay package. But, corporations know how to manoeuvre, and shirk their loyal staff. We fall, brush ourself off and start over.
It is not all doom and gloom. My first ever Art application came through. The amount of times, the applications have been unsuccessful. Many would have given up.
More to follow on the new projects.
It is good to be back.
It has been an eventful week this week. We (Steven Allbutt) have been working on the following elements:
2. Business Cards
4. Trump cards
To Do List
1. Decorate the bullets
2. Send products to print
3. Marketing material
We have finalised the dates for displaying our work.
Over the past week, I have been working on the ‘Atrocity’ project. At this moment in time, we are reluctant to divulge too much information.
Have been created.
On our To Do List:
Loads to do, just not enough time.
I was unable to post up last week. The reason for this, is due to workload and schedule. My working days and weeks have been a challenge.
As posted previously, my new project is about ‘Atrocity’. This looks at: Genocide, ethnic cleansing, mass ethnic/religious persecution, political purges/repressions (Politicides), forced labour, slavery, abuse of workers, slave trade’s, war crimes, ancient war atrocities, actions of individual leaders, anthropologically exacerbated famines and disease outbreaks.
The work will be available to buy at the LCB depot. The dates and time have yet to be confirmed.
The idea is to sell work, and the backdrop will be 6 bullets. The installation was manufactured over a week.
Here are some images of the sculpture:
Today is the final day for the St Matthew’s Art show 2019. The visitor count has been a lot lower than I expected. The opening times are from 3-8pm. The low footfall, has allowed me to work on my work backlog and plan for newer projects. The process of planning is very important to me. This allows me to define a clear path to my target.
The next project is a collaborative process. I will be working with Steven Allbutt, my art mentor and current Director at studionAme.