The two pieces that I have included in the show area actually works that I created while back at uni at COFA ... but i have only had them framed in the last year. These pieces started their life as an instillation artwork where I had many small oval disks mounted directly onto the wall. After their first showing at my Uni Grad show in 2005 they have been sitting in a box under my bed slowly being forgotten. I rediscovered them when i was showing a friend a dyeing technique and I remembered that that I had used the technique in that series of works. I pulled them out from under the bed and they loved them. Straight away they suggested that; 'these are great, you should have them framed'. So, always being one to take good advice I put them into series of 5 and had them framed. I must say i was quite happy with the result, I wish I had of thought if it sooner ... i wonder what other art treasures are collecting dust under my bed?
On another note, next friday i am off on an overseas adventure to South America. This long awaited trip will take me to Ecuador, The Galapagos Islands and Peru. Can't wait! Looking forward to some serious trekking, diving and doing lots of other stuff along the way. Hopefully this trip will help to get my art making hat back on and inspire lots of new work! Nothing like seeing a different culture and breathtaking scenery to get the creative juices flowing.