I am doing a few of these 'I am good enoughs' They are going in my friend Marys shop. Watch this space ..I am photographing her studio soon.
They are small and powerful and they help, AND some of them are in glitter on rear vision mirrors,ooh aahhh
To Start...I had a journal entry I didn't like, so I ripped it out, but kept it because of some words on the back. In the process of all of this I decided, I liked the ripping and thought maybe I could makes waves from the paper and so I did.
The fish came off a cool exhibition pamphlet from the Ray Hughes Gallery in Sydney, a Chinese Artist called Yang Jinsong. I love his work. If by some some very quirky reason he ever comes across this, I hope he doesnt pay me any mind. I have an exhibition catalogue of his so felt I could sacrifice a pamphlet.
Up in the left top corner there is a figure with its arms up trying to keep above water.
I started off with these pages intending to follow through with the body theme I had started previously. I had decided that if I got stuck , it would be a good 'unsticker'.
So; I was thinking about receptors in the heart that carry memory and I was thinking about input and export from the heart and I thought SPARROWS are needed here..because to me they are love and that is what keeps the heart pumping. So on the next page, I drew some sparrows. Then decided they needed a branch, so of course the Aortic branch extended. When I had finished, I sat back and thought 'Good Grief look at that' I have copied MACKA. My darling clever daughter completed her 6th form folio last year and below is a picture I admired. So I am including this in here because it is good to acknowledge source and inspiration.
And I was blissfully unaware of what I had done until I had finished..so all good learning I think.
ART BY MACKENZIE TAIAROA