Thursday, 28 January 2016

Machinery as Sculpture Four

#Machinery as #Sculpture Four

If Machinery is like Sculpture or is sculpture and vice verse
what is the purpose of sculpture as a machine.

Yes this means I'm going to show a couple of pieces of modern art .. and other things ...
Calder Mobile 

Sculpture in a Sydney park 

Perhaps sculpture is a device for moving ideas?

Like this ?
Roman Emperor
Though the idea moved is the power and wealth of the Roman Empire.

Lets finish with another look at an image from my first post.

Why would one choose to paint a stationary crane? 

Its a portrait of a sculpture yet also of a machine.

Machines and sculptures both move things. 

Saturday, 23 January 2016

Machinery as Sculpture THREE LOOM

#machinery as #sculpture three #Looms and #textiles

Have you ever considered #weaving as a #sculputural process?

We think of a loom as a device for making 2nd flat textiles and forget its as much a #3d process as a modern 3d printer.

Think and look at how threads are set up on a loom especially for processes like ikat or brocade or tapestry.

Here's some images of looms for hand weaving with shuttles

Not a flat process is it? and the loom in itself is a beautiful thing?

Now for some modern powered looms.

DO they not have a certain grace of geometry?

Sculpture is not always a reductive process of carving AWAY!

Finally consider the punch cards used in Jacquard looms are the ancestors of the software codes that make desk or table top knitting or 3d printing machines possible?!

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check out my RedBubble Australia Sticker

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Monday, 18 January 2016

Machinery as Sculpture Two

#Machinery as #Sculpture  TWO

Consider ARMOUR particularly articulated plate armour.

Here it is in its most modern cgi sfx form with Mr Downey striking a very sculptural pose for a PR poster.

Hands up anyone who went to an Iron Man movie cos they loved the workshop and armor scenes and because they actually showed at least of the design and prototype process. Our tech isn't quite up to real life Iron man powered armour ... yet ...

Now for its ancestor late middle ages plate armor.

I've shown a relatively version. 

Plate armor for tourney was often etched and engraved and more ornate.

Note how the artist in metal the smith who made this armour had to co-ordinate all the parts and the harmony of the parts makes the armour beautiful to look at because it is functional a defensive machine yet also design and sculpture.
Sculpture you can move in?

The Japanese also had articulated armour.

I've chosen to just show a helmet because of the use of ornament.

Several moving parts and sections joined together.

The same also applies to Japanese swords which are one object but can be detached blade handle and sword guard.

Art for a deadly destructive or defensive purpose but still art.

Next post in this series LOOMS!


My final design for #AustraliaDay

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and yes for non Australians this is a visual pun on how you think we pronounce #Australian in what linguists call a "BROAD" Australian English accent.

You can buy stickers and tees and other stuff with this design 

Thursday, 14 January 2016

Machinery as Sculpture One

#Machinery as #Sculpture One

The OED defines machinery as "having several parts" and being an "instrument that transmits force" ... an instrument ... so a tool that moves however those tools large or small often have sculptural and aesthetic properties.

Lets start the series by looking at two examples from #Sydney

This photography captures the crane itself and an painter's (not me) perceptions of the crane raising up again a blue sky!

Sydney is a working harbour. The next time you catch a ferry or a bus or train  as you move over or along a road or rail track or a bridge with a view of the harbour consider the beauty of various cranes for construction or cargo.

If you have ever been or plan to go into the QVB building near Town Hall if you have the time and have not already seen it go to the top floor and check out the central clock. This is one of the few examples of European style  clocks adorned with moving sculptures in Sydney.  

Both machines both sculptures!? 

Next post in this series we look at armour.

Rainbow Nation Design

I've started putting up designs for #AustraliaDay on my #redbubble page  though this one you could use to celebrate #diversity Any Day!

Rainbow Nation Sticker

You can of course get this on things apart from #Stickers

Thursday, 7 January 2016

A Reminder to Share the URL

For those of you apparently avoiding or ignoring the links



People I had an 800 health insurance bill to pay at Xmas for stuff NOT covered by Medicare and now I am literally going further into credit card debt just to cover essential bills like power data gas electricity and shoes.

I'm always happy when you hit the LIKE button and I know you may have stuff of your own to sell but please use the SHARE button?

I'ld really like those coloring books to start selling ...

Saturday, 2 January 2016

Hello 2016 My first 2 designs this year!

HELLO 2016
My first designs for this year!
#oldnavy #art #aspiringartists #tees #stickers

Here are two designs I made in response to the recent #OLDNAVY  Tee design ... the one  about "Aspiring..." astronauts and presidents etc ...

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Copyright Julie Vaux 2016

and yes these are available on tees and stickers and other stuff