Friday, October 19, 2012

Monday, June 25, 2012

Optical illusion ~

We are able to see mixtures of two-color rays as one color. We don’t need green light in order to see green, and we don’t need orange light to make us see orange. Mixtures of blue and yellow light and yellow and red light will create green and orange for us. To make the eyes see all color, then, only the three primaries — red, yellow, and blue — need be used. From these primaries, a complete color circle can be created. That is why it is possible to reproduce the brilliant colors of nature, faithfully, with just three primary colors in modern color reproducing processes.

Colour Harmony

Monday, May 28, 2012

Land Locked Exhibition of NMIT Art students ~ come see our works!

Land Locked Art Exhibition

Students from courses across the Visual Arts Department travelled to the Yarra Bend in March this year to spend the day drawing, painting and photographing the site. The works were further developed in a variety of media back in the studio. A selection of the final images will be shown in an exhibition at the Bundoora Homestead Access Gallery from the 29th May to 17th June. The exhibition aims to examine the layered histories of space, place and environment and provides an opportunity for students to exhibit their work within the community.

My work 'Angel Trumpets' ~ chosen for Land Locked exhibition

Bundoora Homestead Art Centre. Opening of the exhibition is 2pm Saturday June 2 (this week) and the exhibition runs from Wednesday 29th May to the Sunday 17th June.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Sunday, February 19, 2012


Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat secretly signed one of his paintings in invisible ink, says Sotheby's auction house, which discovered the hidden autograph as it was preparing the painting for sale.

Sotheby's experts uncovered the secret this month as they were examining "Orange Sports Figure," which goes on sale Wednesday. The vibrant image of an abstract crowned figure is estimated to be worth between 3 million pounds and 4 million pounds ($4.7 million and $6.3 million).

Basquiat, a graffiti artist who became a 1980s art star, signed relatively few of his canvasses. But Sotheby's said ultraviolet light revealed the artist's name and the date 1982 beneath the work's layers of acrylic and spray paint.

"The signature just popped out," Cheyenne Westphal, head of contemporary art at Sotheby's Europe, said Tuesday.

She said staff were initially "surprised, astonished and puzzled" by the signature, which appears to have been written in the type of pen used to mark banknotes.

"Nobody else probably ever knew about this invisible inscription, and the prospect that he might have left other invisible writings on his canvasses that are only visible under ultraviolet light is very exciting," she said.

Westphal said she knew of no other invisible signature on a Basquiat work

Orange Sports Figure by Jean-Michel Basquiat and signed with invisible ink