Well I am pleased to announce the guest judge for the Shrine challenge is non other than New York based artist, Seth Apter!
Many of you know Seth through his popular blog 'The Altered Page' and if you don't, you need to check it out! I have been a big fan of his writings and art for a number of years and so when he said yes to being the guest judge for the challenge, i was thrilled to bits.
So as you know, the challenge was to take an empty Sardine can case which i had prepared, and alter it to create your own Sardine Can Shrine. The only rule was that you were to keep the original shape and form of the shrine as much as possible.
I have to say that I am really impressed with the quality and detail in some of the shrines! They are all so unique and different. Seth certainly has a difficult task of selecting a winner from all of the great entries.
The winner for the shrine challenge will be announced on the 7th of this month and they shall recieve one of my own customised Assemblage boxes as well as an online interview on my social art network 'Loving Mixed Media' and also in a blog to be posted here!
So below is a little bit of information about Seth! Doesn't he look like someone you could take home to mum?
A TRIBUTE TO THE MORTAL GODS OF SOUND
A GROUP SHOW
Opening reception will be February 2nd 2012 in Eugene Oregon at Blunt Graffix, a 2000 sq. ft. artist studio. Doors open at 6pm and the show runs through February 24th. The art will then move to THE WAVE Art Gallery, located in the historic Whitaker district, and remain until late March.
So I was really excited to be contacted by Matt Dye of Blunt Graffix and to be invited to participate in this awesome exhibition.
Being that the theme of the show is Dead Rockstars I had to do Freddy Mercury!! I just think he is awesome, I also like his image and for me it translates well into a stencil. So I am currently cutting out 3 different stencil designs of Freddy and I hope to combine and layer all 3 to create a unique portrait of him...we will see!
To find out more details about the show and to see who else is in it, click on the image. And if your in the area check out the show!!
It is amazing how much I have collected over the past 7 years and it isn't until now that i realised how much of a hoarder I really am. It has been really difficut to decide what to take with me to Australia and what to leave behind, because there is so much cool stuff I don't want to part with, YET it is far too expensive to ship to Oz.
So I have 15 days left in Norway and still so much to do and I know i will be running around at the last minute trying to get it all stored, recorded and packed.
On the up side there seems to be no shortages of studio spaces in Melbourne and I have a few leads, so hopefully I will find somewhere to set up my studio and get started on some art again!