Thursday, 28 October 2010
I love drawing - I think we've all established that. I also love the ocean and most of the things that come from it... well ok, I may be scared of really large fishes, but you know what I mean.
Coral is so very cool. These tiny once living things fascinate me; full of character and depth and intricate things I cannot even see. I enjoy their mystery and structure and I love to sit there and squint my eyes with a tiny piece and wonder what else I am missing. But then I also have to let go and realise that I am not meant to see everything.
Wednesday, 27 October 2010
I had some lovely card I was saving for something special.You can't get this stuff in Grenada much to my chagrin so it's like gold!
This is part of a new series I will be developing (yes yet another one), that will have landscapes in them, or in this case, linescapes.
Tuesday, 26 October 2010
Monday, 25 October 2010
I've decided to be productive and structure my blog little by little. I don't know what the rest of the week will look like, but I figure music is a great way to start. I'll just be highlighting things of note, inspirational songs and things.
I discovered Rufus Wainwright many years ago, probably from the first Shrek movie soundtrack or this song - a lovely remake of the Beatles' - Across the Universe. It's still one of my favourite songs, with a really cool video.
Spirit day was last Friday and I was so busy I only had a chance to repost my purpleicious post in honour of the fallen, the bullied and the scared. There's so much more to say here, but I'll keep it light. A twitter conversation last night with @globewriter led me to some emo moments and a quick look at his amazing amazing blog that highlights LGBT issues. This guy's awesome. Thanks V - you are doing absolutely wonderful work. I would truly like to contribute to the It Gets Better project but I may not have the time... but I'll keep it on my burgeoning white board's list of projects to do. Of course, because I love giving myself more work.
I'm not sure why this is here, but I also quite like Jeff Buckley's soulful version of Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah. Rufus also did a cover of this too and I wasn't sure which to post, so I chose it with Nicola in mind. Nicola is my Italian buddy who is a huge Buckley fan. He plays his guitar and sings for me, so that's always a bucket of awesome. Grazie mille!
Of particular interest, and how I started my morning is with my friend Detnator's music. My day is really going well especially since this is the choice for the week! This is an awesome jam session! Thanks much Dawi! You give me the energy I need to continue working.
Posted by Tracey Chan @ 11:46 am
Sunday, 24 October 2010
Monday, 18 October 2010
|2010, Heart Strung 2, Little Things, 2" x 3.5", ballpoint pen, ink, thread on paper|
|2010, Heart Strung 9, Little Things, 2" x 3.5", ink, marker, thread on paper|
|2010, Bound 1, Little Things, 2" x 3.5", ballpoint pen and thread on paper|
|2010, Ecstasy 4, Little Things, 2" x 3.5" ballpoint pen on paper|
|2010, Bees Knees 2, Little Things, 2" x 3.5", ballpoint pen and thread on paper|
|2010, Puppet 1, Little Things, 2" x 3.5", ballpoint pen and thread on paper|
It's been a blurry three weeks but that's surely a good thing!
Since the work is out of the gallery, you can check out the entire set below. Leave your comments - I'd like to get your feedback.
Little Things is a series of 58 works (83 individual pieces) using recycled business cards and split into 11 sub-series. They were created with various media: ballpoint pen, marker, thread, and various pens.
I had a bunch of old business cards that were going to be thrown away. Being the pack-rat and recycle hippie that I am, I finally got a chance to put them to good use. I never knew what they would become, or knew they would end up in an exhibition. My initial intention was to simply put them online for sale - this worked out better.
They are still all for sale, mounted on black mat board (except for Heart Strung 9 - the second image posted here). The single cards are mounted on a 5.5" x 5.5" mat board, and the diptychs and triptychs are various sizes. All of the info should be on the flickr set (link above). Just click on the individual photo for more information.
If it's not there feel free to drop me a line and especially if you're interested in purchasing.
Many thanks again to Erik Johnson and Meg Conlon of Caribbean Art Project (CAp), who have been so wonderful, and made this show happen. There is much love here. They are both steadfast in their support of art in Grenada (it's a whole other animal than Trinidad's), and the energy (and Erik's regular fluffy scolding) helps me stay focused at times when I think otherwise. This project is only the beginning of a series of things that we wish will stir people's imaginations, and encourage participation. It's quite exciting actually and very much like watching a wee plant grow.
Posted by Tracey Chan @ 11:53 pm
Tuesday, 12 October 2010
|2010, Royal Line 1, Pen on Cardstock, 11" x 4.25"|
|2010, Royal Line II, Pen on Cardstock, 11" x 4.25"|
|2010, Royal Line III, Pen on Cardstock, 11" x 8.5"|
I do apologize for the shoddy editing and colour correction. This is a rich eggplant board with gold pen. Shiny! Who wants em to decorate the walls? Mmm? Order 'em! I'll even mail em all protected like. Email me for pricing if you so desire them. Serious inquiries only.
I'm also still tired and have not even edited half of the show pics. Gah! One more week to go till I will post all of the pieces for the show! I of course require serious coherency.
Dear new visitors, feel free to leave comments or write me an email! I'd love to know you're visiting!
Posted by Tracey Chan @ 10:42 pm