Sunday, January 20, 2013

Surreal displays at Te Papa

Recently we visited Te Papa with my Mum. I really got into the crazy displays. The way we categorize and arrange items in displays and especially so in museums has always fascinated me. I did a bit of a photo shoot of strange displays. The toy exhibit was a bit of a favourite. Imagine being the person whose job it is to make the arrangement. So cool.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Twisted toys.

The fascination with rescuing old toys from the hospice and 're inventing' them continues. For some I paint faces on canvas and others I make ceramic faces for. I am liking the little colony building up in the studio. I also have been adding small 'things' like brooches, badges etc... that I have found at the helps build their story. The top doll has a ceramic face and a champion bowling badge from Toko bowling club in the 1070s.