Monday, 21 January 2013

my first exhibition

So right now two of my pieces from HNC are being exhibited! I am extremely excited about this as it is the first time my work has been shown outside of college. It is being shown along side many other local artists' work in The Social on South Tay Street in Dundee and is running until the end of Wednesday 23rd of January.

The exhibition was organised and created by my sister, Nicola Coupe, who graduated from DJCAD in June. This is the first exhibition that she alone has put together and I am really pleased for her! So if anyone is in town and would like to have a look please come on down!
This collection of work was based on ripples. And here are some photos..

This piece is made from paper and was achieved by using a batik wax technique and bleach

 This is a textile piece and was achieved by using two layers, both with a batik wax technique along with dyes, cut outs and suspended pieces below.

 Close up on textile piece

So what do you think? Give me your thoughts!

Saturday, 19 January 2013

my plea!

So its a new year and a new semester at college for me. Now for one of my projects this year its all about reusing and therefor recycling. Its about being responsible with our materials and we were left to choose our own theme but the idea was that there was to be a meaning behind it, something sustainable. So I thought to myself that wildlife, nature, the ecosystem was a very sustainable process, until we (humans) became part of it. We are the ones tearing down the forests, destroying habitats and killing the animals that live there with it. We are the poachers who hunt animals for their skins to sell for profit. We kill the giant, beautiful elephants for their tusks.
My point is, cant we use other materials instead of ivory? Cant we use fake fur in the fashion industry?
What happens when we destroy everything on God's green earth? What will we do then?
And so as I am making a collection for this project I am putting out a plea: If anyone has any unused or unwanted fake/faux fur I would be grateful if you donated it to me. It doesn't matter what condition it is in as long as it is clean.
Thank you!