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It is that time of year again, The London Coffee Festival is in full swing and yet again this year I have be chosen as one of the select artists to exhibit there for the finals of the Coffee Art Project Competition.
Last year as you may know i came first runner up with my sculpture ‘The Impossible Coffee’ which later was auctioned for charity at the Waterfall Ball event in London. This raised a much needed £1000 for project waterfall, who provide clean water for coffee growing countries such as Tanzania.
This year i decided to take part again and have created the piece ‘Expresso’
(Dont worry it is not a spelling mistake, I intentional named the sculpture this as a reference to the speed emphasized (exspress) )
(Thank you to my friend Jon for taking these amazing photographs please visit his website here http://vimeo.com/jonbagge )
Artwork Title: Expresso
Medium: Polycaprolactone, Epoxy clay, Porcelain, acrylic, gloss.
Dimensions: H 19.5cm x W 51cm x D 21cm
The Cheetah bursting forth from the cup in liquid form is a symbolic metaphor for the coffees origins.
Coffee for me personally conjures images of energy, dynamism and speed. I sought to express these concepts by sculpting the captivating fleeting forms produced when liquid coffee is in motion. Capturing a frozen moment in time, to marvel at its organic fluidity.
I then chose to amalgamate the fluid grace and speed of coffee in motion, with the form of the Cheetah.
I chose the Cheetah not only for it being the fastest land animal on the planet, and synonymous with the notion of speed. But because it is native to Tanzania, The African coffee producing country, of which the coffee art project is this year focusing on supporting.
The Artist night and the private view was a pleasure to attend, and I am looking forward to visiting the London coffee Festival this Sunday the 6th.
A massive thank you to everyone involved in the project (http://www.coffeeartproject.com/) and everyone who had supported me and given such kind words about my artworks.
Please look out for my recent interview in the Vol 2 April addition of Filter(ed) Magazine about the coffee art project.
My latest exhibition which was held at the Lounge in Lemming ton spa, has now come to an end, Thank you for everyone who showed great enthusiasm and interest in my artwork.
If you missed out on your change to take home one of my Original Hatchling sculptures, don’t worry, you can still contact Gallery squared for a list of my available art pieces.
Tel: 0844 844 0288
It is also that time of year again, The Coffee art project will be returning for 2014 after the amazing sucess of last years exhibition on brick lane and at the London coffee festival.
Thank you to everyone who voted for me, I was so happy to win second place, and I’m coming back for more, with some brand new coffee inspired artwork.
The Art work which I created for last years 2013 Coffee art project (the piece is currently on the front page of the website here)
Titled ‘The Impossible Coffee’ will be auctioned off for charity at the Waterfall ball,
which will taking place on the 26th February 2014.
I am happy to quote that I am one of “Europe’s best up and coming artists”
Sadly the £195 tickets for this event have now all sold out
The Coffee Art Project London Competition 2014 will be held at
the Truman Brewery, shop 12,
91 Brick Lane,
London, E1 6QL
visit www.coffeeartproject.com/about for more details
‘The Impossible Coffee’
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Okay so it’s not very often that I post anything un art (or science) related, But I found myself procrastinating with my sketchbook on my lap the other day and came up with this little poem and a quick sketch of it. and thought it may be nice to share
so here it goes…
“Where Once the apple’s grew down low,
Upon the many twisting bough’s,
Sit’s a songbird all so clever,
Head to tip toe dressed in feathers.
Like a crook he don’s a mask,
To aid his theft of jewels and glass.
His beak is sharp and eyes flash bright,
as he goes snooping in the night.”
That’s all folk’s 🙂
I quite enjoyed this so I may do more on my breaks between doing my large Microscopic inspired piece, all comments welcome 🙂
Here’s a sneak peak of the large drawing I’m working on for those of you who are curious.
Its got a little bit of everything in it 🙂
From sand, seeds,viruses, jewels,cells, neurons, organisms, and pretty much anything else I find visually inspiring and that fits in aesthetically.
Natures Hidden Gems
There’s still a lot left to do though so ill keep you all posted 😀
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A Beautiful Death provides an overarching view of the perplexities of the quotidian; spiritually, physically and emotionally. The various transitions and stages one experiences throughout life; the vitality of youth, coming of age, responsibility of adulthood and ageing process will all feature. The intention behind the theme is to enable viewers to relate entirely to the successes and tragedies depicted and, in doing so, simultaneously monumentalise the story of the everyday.
We are reminded of the transience of life by Simon Ledson’s exquisitely executed mandala series and Lucy Willow’s photographs, where seemingly rotting subject matter is presented in a beautiful still life format. We are projected into scenes of workplace politics by John Clark, transported to the notion of escapism by Hannah Lewis Davies, memorised by the playful nature of children in Sherrod Barnes-Gifford’s vivacious work, intrigued by the unusual, nature inspired biomorphic sculptures of Claire Jackson and confronted with our inescapable fate by Nigel Oddy’s ink block skull image and resin sculptures.
Grotesquely beautiful, melancholic and humorous, A Beautiful Death draws upon, scrutinises and celebrates the human condition.
The Online Catalogue is viewable here:
I have lots of new Hatchling goose, Ostrich and Rhea egg sculptures on show, and a very new Deadly but beautiful hourglass sculpture on display 🙂
Thank you to everyone who visited The Dray walk gallery at The Old Truman Brewery. and also to The London coffee Festival.
And a very special thanks to everyone who voted for my art piece ‘The Impossible Coffee’ as your favourite artwork in the Coffee Art Projects exhibition.
Not only have you made me and the people who put together the coffee art project very happy, but you have also helped to support Project waterfall.
I was very proud to create this sculpture as a bespoke piece for the Project as all the proceeds that went to helping Project waterfall will help provide clean safe drinking water and save lives in Tanzania.
This a video of my Time Traveler themed Sketchbook entry to the 2012 Sketchbook Project for more details please visit the website: http://www.arthousecoop.com/projects/sketchbookproject or my own website : http://www.artistclairejackson.com/
I Hope you enjoy, some of the writing is in mirror form
A mix of my old & new Wunderkammer walnut sculptures. Inspired by early Wunderkammers, where explorers could collect and display their curious finds from distant lands. Curiosity in informed by the interactivity of the hinged pieces, encouraging the viewer to open the walnuts to reveal the unique surreal interiors, which are symbolic of our desire to open things up and find out how they work, curiously seeking answers through investigation.
Whilst I am watching TV or wanting to create a themed piece of art, I “Doodle” my “Rococo” twirling style imagery, I find creating these works very relaxing and almost meditative at times, aside from the hand cramps from extreme tiny detailing after a few hours.
Here are a few of my Recent Creations