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Things will be quiet here for a little while. I am doing a residency at Bundanon. It is wonderful except for the horridly slow computer. Possibly this will be my only post while I am here. I shall return in February with lots of pictures and new work. I am afraid that the thought of trying to upload my photos with this contraption sends chills down my spine. But my studio is quite amazing.

This is an unfinished piece, made from book pages and wax.



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New drawing / monoprint. More on website.



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New drawing - collage .



I have been trying out some ‘origami crumpling’ – I saw some images of pieces made using the technique, and found a youtube video showing the process. I had to try it! Have a look at the video. I wish I could crumple like that guy. I find it more difficult than the usual origami – much more awkward and unwieldy. But I will keep practicing.

There is very little information on the net about the processes and techniques involved. At least I found very little, considering the wealth of information about origami generally. There are lots of amazing photos though. Google origami crumpling! Have a look at the work of Vincent Floderer.

experiment with origami 'crumpling'

This piece is made from an old sewing pattern. Tissue paper or something similar is needed for crumpling, so patterns are perfect. Not sure yet what i am going to do with my crumplings. They may develop into some sort of sculptural pieces.



Just a little book, around 4cm high. Machine stitching, correction fluid, fabric, paper.