I have opened a BigCartel shop at www.zvk.bigcartel.com -- Because I am a first time seller and a big baby I will put up two prints today (MOON & SUN) and I'll put up a third (GRUB) later in the week. I've only had it open for a few hours and I've already had such a great response! A big thank you to everyone buying prints / your support pushes me to work harder XXX
Thursday, 26 June 2014
My sketchbook is full of very scrappy sketches and folly drawings. I often draw something silly here and then draw it again, bigger and better and with more seriousness. I find keeping a sketchbook is not as intimidating as those big expensive sheets of Stonehenge paper!
Mess and clutter is inevitable. On my desk you'll find torn pages, teeth, Swiss Army knives, unfinished work, clippings, clippings and clippings.
Tuesday, 24 June 2014
Something which took way too long to make! Many small parts, little direction. Got there in the end. Have made of prints of this which I will put up for sale on a webshop when I have the time.
Set of 22 tarot cards
Graphite on watercolour paper
For my major work last term I had to make an artwork discussing ‘women in the western tradition’ which I thought was a very narrow (considering half the girls in my class are first-generation ‘westerners’) and very trite subject. I tried to bend the topic into what I do best.
Traditionally, each tarot card should represent an element of the average person’s life; these explore the components of the Western woman. Tarot cards perform as a map of mental and spiritual pathways and my artwork questions what ‘pathways’ women are expected to take. The ‘elements’ of the Western woman seem to only circulate suppression, shame and servitude and often contradict each other (shame / vanity, sex object / virginity). The tarot cards also allude to life as a crude game – one with many rules and a long history which it maintains today (*cough* just like the expectations of women *cough*)