My Entry for TAE19 (Twitter Art Exhibit 2019): Windfall


Just sent off my entry for TAE 19 (Twitter Art Exhibit 2019).

This year it’s being held in Edinburgh and to raise money for Art in Healthcare, Edinburgh, which is an organisation working closely with  healthcare providers in hospitals, GP surgeries, community care groups, hospices, healthcare centres and other bodies involved in the provision of healthcare. The charity runs carefully tailored art workshops throughout the year and has a large collection of contemporary artwork, displayed in healthcare premises across Scotland. Funds raised by TAE19 will enable the charity to extend its workshop programme, the aim of which is to bring the power of creativity to people in times of need.

My contribution to TAE19 is this postcard-sized (6″x4″/16x12cms) eco print on watercolour paper – Windfall –  I made last year and have been letting mature in a drawer; mature meaning put it aside for a while to ensure the permanence of the colours. I achieved the print using eucalyptus, bramble, St John’s Wort leaves and elm catkins. Appropriate to the health theme, all the plant matter has medicinal properties.

It will be on sale for £30 at the:

Out of the Blue Drill Hall
32-36 Dalmeny Street
Edinburgh EH6 8RG

Opening: Saturday 11 May 2019: 5:30pm – 8:30pm
Show runs:  May 11-13, 2019

After the show ends, sales will continue online.

 

 

 

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Brambly Personage and its Iron Blanket

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Brambly Personage


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Mysterious Personage – Papier Mache Cast Finished


At last, the papier mache cast I started at the beginning of the month is done. The top layers are of batik paper.

Next?  You’ll have to wait and see.

So will I.

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Papier Mache Form in Progress


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Tiny Sketchbook Project: Sent


I finished my tiny sketchbook the morning of the 14th February – St Valentine’s Day, though instead of a bunch of red roses I was gifted with a paint and varnish scraper.

I drove into town to post my book off to New York that afternoon. I was relieved it fit back into the tiny envelope it came in, as the eco printing process swells the paper. For once, I wasn’t racing right up to the deadline; there was still a whole 24 hours remaining.

There were themes to choose from in undertaking this project. I chose Tiny Maps (well, I would, wouldn’t I?) And I called the sketchbook, Tiny Maps of  Trees. Appropriate, as the eco prints were of leaves and as in the leaf, so in the tree.

Which is an adulteration of a quote As it is above, so it is below; or:  As above, so below, derived from a passage in the Emerald Tablet (attributed to Hermes Trismegistus or Pseudo-Apollonius of Tyana). I’ve already written about my friend Hermes. It’s near the end of the blog post so you can skid past the first bit about the ghost-infested fridge.

I’ve added a description of Tiny Maps of Trees to my personal page at The Sketchbook Project.  Here’s the final paragraph:

Just as there are no two leaves alike, there are no two people alike; under pressure, one individual will react differently to another. So the leaf is also a metaphor. My ‘Little Maps of Trees’ can also stand for ‘Little Maps of People’. A tree cannot stay healthy without its specific, individual leaves; society cannot stay healthy without its specific, individual people.

I’ve made a slideshow of Tiny Maps of TreesIt’s on my art web site:  www.annisikartworks.com

Make yourself a nice cup of tea or coffee and a chocolate biscuit or twenty and enjoy.

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A Tiny Poem for the 44th and Last of the Page Spreads for the Tiny Sketchbook Project


 

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Tiny Sketchbook Project: Making a Mark, Leaving a Trace


The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper. W.B. Yeats

Marks and traces.
I like the less-defined eco prints. Something has come and gone and left only its metaphysics behind. Its most utilitarian aspect.

 

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Tiny Sketchbook Project: Page Spread with Teaspoon


Another page spread from the Tiny Sketchbook.

With teaspoon.

 

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Tiny Sketchbook Project: Front Cover


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