Paper Scissors Stone

Mr. Oocheridan, my life drawing instructor, told me, “Klein, the answer for you is to stay alive”. Now I finally begin to understand what he meant….

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Creative Nunhead

Artists are doing it for themselves There is this idea that art is a market, and that artists are in competition with each other, just like in any other market. But we artists are so unique, and have such diverse approaches to their work/career, that maybe it is foolish to think of us as being…

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Skywriting

Sculpture is an art form using solid materials. Stone, metal, wood – these are some of the traditional building blocks of sculpture. And it is usually dense, blocking out the light, and leaving a dark shadow on the ground. What happens when sculpture lets the light in? In a lot of my work, I’ve laboured…

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It’s All About Art

It’s All About Art I was recently reading about an artist who has recreated sections of the Statue of Liberty and placed them strategically around NY, in sites where the actual statue was visible. It does make you marvel at the ingenuity of a colossal sculpture made from hammered copper. The thin copper in the…

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Creative Classrooms

It is always wonderful to share my love of art with children in the classroom. And it always seems to me that the best way to share the excitement of art is through people’s own creativity. This morning I am off on the train to Manchester to begin work on the transformation of Lily Lane…

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You’ve Made Your Bed…..

Now Lie In It There’s been a lot of talk about beds lately, and as usual it is at core a discussion of money. How much is an unmade bed worth? And what is the relationship between beds and art? Jonathon Jones writing in the Guardian talks about the Velasquez Venus, in the National Gallery.…

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