Thursday, 10 November 2016

Saturday, 5 November 2016

Friday, 28 October 2016

I'm living in projection 'purgatory'



“Projection means the expulsion of a subjective content into an object; it is the opposite of introjection...it is a process of dissimilation, by which a subjective content becomes alienated from the subject and is....embodied in the object. The subject gets rid of painful, incompatible contents by projecting them.”(1)

Isn't this the entire issue behind all conflict in the world? It's always the 'other' that is at fault. And behind this the inability to integrate one's own dark side. I don't take the position that 'politicians' are driving this - they are simply giving the people what they want: absolution from responsibility. Which of course plays into the power-seeking hands of those who seek dominion over others to avoid taking responsibility for themselves. Perfect dance partners. I'd like to believe I am living in a time where consciousness is evolving - but on a world scale I don't see much evidence of that. If anyone can point me to some examples that contradict that view I would be happy to be wrong.

1. Jungcurrents: Jung: Collected Works 6, Paragraph 783

Saturday, 22 October 2016

'yaroma' completed

This is the third and final assessment task for study period 1 of the illustration course I am currently undertaking.  It feels good to have got this far and I am going to try and finish it - unlike the graphic design course. I have 1 year to go.

I could have polished this more but it was due last week and I had an extension. This was my favourite assessment - probably because I am much better at drawing figures than designing military helmets (yuk).

Sunday, 9 October 2016

final helmet design

This design is based on a traditional diver's helmet. Doesn't really fit the 'gamer' profile but I find it anathema to try and do that style of work. I think of it as post-modern Rococo - art based on art and ridiculously fussy.

I should be able to pass the assessment with this offering, once I have done a back view and applied some colour.

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

visual satire: the art of social conscience


This is the work of Gunduz Aghayev. Interesting when you situate it alongside the illustration I did for the ANZAC exhibition 2 years ago. Gunduz's rendition is quite a bit more acerbic though.



I am champing at the bit to start doing this sort of work because I think images still have the power to move people - especially illustrations. There is something poetically synergistic when you combine the visual with sardonic satire. 

Completing the illustration diploma is the first part of my evil plan. Stay tuned as I move further into this new territory.

Friday, 30 September 2016