I know that I usually work well to tight deadlines but I think that I should have paid a bit more attention to when the handing in date for the Art House Co-op Sketchbook Project was, when I signed up for it all those months ago. I knew that it was some time in 2011 but after having a quick check on-line I realised that the completed sketchbooks have to arrive back at the Brooklyn Art Library in the US (ready for their six state, museum and gallery tour - Brooklyn, Austin, San Francisco, Portland, Atlanta and Chicago) by the 15th of January. Taking into account the amount of time it will take to post them from the UK to the US and the fact that I just started my first sketch last night, I’m foreseeing a few very late nights ahead of me this festive season. Lovely!
So here’s what I’ve done so far. A few down – bloody loads to go!
This is a sketch of a component sculpture I made from an old, smashed doll’s head and selection of crabs legs – glued together.
Not sure what was going on in my head when I did this one - just felt the urge to draw tubes and pipes. I like tubes and pipes - what's wrong with that?
Again - not sure what I was thinking when I did this one. It seems to be a slightly depressed, clock-work thing.
And finally... this one. I haven't a clue... you tell me!
Participating artists were invited the chose from a wide selection of themes before starting their sketchbooks. I chose ‘I’m a Scavenger’. Considering my love of rubbish and approach to selecting materials (when sculpting), I think it’s quite apt.
So far six states, have signed up to play host to the show but it is likely that more states will take part before the exhibition starts in March 2011. After the tour, all sketchbooks will enter into the permanent collection of The Brooklyn Art Library, where they will be bar-coded and available for the public to view. All participating artists on the tour have a webpage in which to show off their work – and here’s mine.