I kept going until I had 31 days worth, and I’ve drawn on the two days since, the link takes you to the completed gallery.
So this is a quick picture post as I went protesting on Sunday when I would normally have written a post.
Tuesday I started a painting and worked on the first garden in the VR world that has a working title of ‘et in arcadia ego’
starting tthe painting
Glover Street Yard
On Wednesday I ran and then worked in the garden. I spent the afternoon getting frustrated with the VR – it’s always about adjusting the scale to make the world realistic. (as an aside I bought a copy of MakeVR to try to build quicker but discovered that my kit isn’t upto it, it works so slowly it defeats the object of using it.)
Thursday I carried on painting and modelling.
I carried on painting on Friday
On Saturday I worked on the model, changing textures (sourced from old family photographs)
Glover Street Model
The I finished the painting and entered it into a competition locally – online so maybe not just local – I had to submit a photoof me in the studio alongside it.
The upstairs of the shop is now cleaner and emptier than when I moved in.
I’ll be leaving my studio next Wednesday, no prospect of a new one yet, everywhere is shutting up shop, and I’m hopeful my van driver will honour the contract. We live in interesting times.
Shop ready to empty
So all of this is now here…
Apart from the bits that are here…
Ready to work in isolation!
For the sake of future reference ACE effectively canceled all the National Lottery Project Funding currently pending in order to create a support system for freelancers who are seriously compromised by the current closure of everywhere. So all my plans are on hold along with everyone else’s. What I’ve decided to work on now is a Web GL version of the VR world and see what I can do to finesse it.
I moved into my studio at 13 Scot Lane on February 6th last year, and last week I got notice to quit by April 4th. It has been a long lease for an Axisweb tenancy and very valuable to me. I got the ACE funding and completed the geranium project (R&D), so I have no complaints. I do have quite a headache though. I’ve three weks effectively to pack up and move just when I’m getting some interest in seeing the project from people who might think of showing it.
Moving in Day 6th February 2019
I spent the week sorting out software licenses, meeting people to discuss possible exhibitions and planning for a project for the NHS in Barnsley. I really need to do some drawing!
I’ve got the Future Now conference at York St. John’s next week, Thursday and Friday, with a meetings with an ACE officer and a portfolio review. It was this time last year when I attended this conference and showed my work to Jane Bhoyroo from Yorkshire Sculpture International whose response convinced me of its viability and Denise Fahmy from ACE who gave me really valuable advice about making an application. Looking forward to hearing Cornelia Parker speak at this one.
Some links that are interesting and may potentially come up again in the next few months.
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