Thursday, April 30, 2009

Spring Studio

Some pictures of my studio... Here are some gorgeous frames, the ornate one is a frame that my step-dad donated to me (thank you!) and the solid wood frame I found in a skip outside the Architecture Center, by Arnolfini, here in Bristol. Complete with map! (Which I hope to sell on Ebay)

Here is where I do my sitting down. I treated my studio to a big tidy-up this week, It feels fresh and spring-cleaned. Must keep it like this so I don't waste time tidying. You can see more frames here, under the school desk, got to fill them up.

Some text pieces, I have had a development in that area, as fantastic online shop Hunkydory Home want to sell my text project! I'm selling 'You're My Cup of Tea', 'Love', 'Hello', and 'This is it' with them, and want to get lots ready and in-stock as I'm being optimistic about them selling like hotcakes (that would make another nice text piece! I'm going to start talking in idioms only now)
Some Receipt Mountains on the wall, and my monsters are hanging around too.

Receipt Mountains

Here we have the Receipt Mountains. Barfoot and Duggan have acquired thousands of receipts, all from one person who has collected every receipt from every purchace in their life. We're working with PVA and getting messy, scrunching it all up and creating a terrain. We're enjoying the process, and plan to fill a space with them, a whole floor of them.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Blind Drawings of Lucy's Nanny

Here are some blind drawings and cheating-blind drawings (glancing every 10 seconds of so) Lucy's Nanny. Drawing old people is much better for blind-drawing. All those wrinkles and expressions. So much to draw, but they do keep still for longer!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Vic and Bob

I have been watching 'Bang Bang. It's Reeves and Mortimer'. This was especially strange:

And 2 things which pop up in my mind quite often:

The second, I can't find online, but it's from Dirty Dancing, when there's an old lady, who also looks like a little girl, and she's singing by the piano and she's bouncing up and down in her chair.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Fruit and Veg

So, this fruit and veg fancy dress shop will specialise in:
  • Brussel sprouts
  • Leeks
  • Strawberry's
  • Aubergines
  • Limes
  • Bananas
  • Lychee's
  • Fennels
There is obviously a gap in the market - look at this I found here. Oh dear!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Artists Statement and Deviantart

My Artist's statement on my website:

"Hello I am Lucy Barfoot, I have a degree in Fine Art and it feels good. I live in Bristol and have done since graduating in 2008 with a Fine Art degree from the University of Creative Arts in Farnham, Surrey

I create a large variety of work, but my love is within sculpture-installation. I enjoy making stuff from ready-made stuff; apples, syrup, lists, petals. I like to make tiny sculptures, sew little lines onto paper, make ink + PVA molds, and blind draw.

The word 'quirky' is often used to describe my art - I'm not sure if I like that or not, but it fits. I combine process-led, repetitive actions with a satisfying, sensual aesthetic. I'm greatly attracted to objects, I feel a compulsion for things, and I listen to my intuition - this is my starting point.

My work is mostly ephemeral and I like to mix the natural with the man-made."

I used to spend a lot of time on DeviantART, an online community for artists which provides a place for any artist to exhibit and discuss works. I used to upload all my art to there, since i was young till the first year of uni, and my gallery has culminated over 13,000 page-views. I'm heavily mentioning my website on there, so that the followers of my work can have a look, because for 13,000 people to see my current work would be really exciting. Anyway, My deviantart thingy is HERE if you want to have a look.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

What I really want to have....

Is a fancy dress shop specifying in fruit and vegetable costumes.

I saw this display in Harvey Nichols in Bristol and it reminded me. Look at the leek!!!

Cupcake Stripes

This gorgeous dress is by Twenty8Twelve and has delicious colors. It's made with meters and meters of fabric, looks like a tent, but oh the color! It has inspired me to buy food coloring in candy/acid colors instead of the usual primary blue, red, green, ugh.


Happy April! My orchid has five flowers now, and 15 buds.

Here's a very old picture of all my materials spread out. I want to re-do this, I still have the same old stuff, but never use it. I'm all pens and pencils and inks and scalpels.