I made a series of three prints called “Is Not Dead”. Each print is uniquely different, but all have the same basis and structure. By mixing two different inks on the screen I managed to create these beautiful texture and shapes all across the prints. Each print has a unique artist’s name printed approve the words “is not dead”. Warhol, Divine and William S. Burroughs.
So I’ve been experimenting with simple imagery such as different types of cocktails and how gritty I can make them. The ink in the glass didn’t stick and was pulled up by the screen, which I think works extremely well giving it that transparent feel a cocktail glass would have.
There is just something about the underground club kid era that draws me in with works from John Waters using the disgusting Divine in his most well known works. Its just something about the dirty gritty side of the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s that draws me in.
I suppose the life long goal is to have my own studio somewhere in the city. A bit of a cliché, but it’s just where everything seems to resonate to me.
I decided to extend my “Gay Sex Symbols”series by four more designs. Down the track I would love for this series to possibly cover an entire wall.
In the 60’s no single person made an impact in the fashion industry like Yves Saint Laurent. He basically created the 60’s
Combining Art, Fashion and Music, Tom Ford’s Spring/Summer 2016 Collection has used something from each industry to create something which I think is fabulous. Using social media in video form, having an artist like Lady Gaga sing and star in the video, while you’re promoting people to dress like Andy Warhol and Yves Saint Laurent from the 60’s and 70’s is a beautiful combination.
Mixed Reality is by far the most questionable topic of the modern technological age. A mix of virtuality and reality to be more specific it is a mix of augmented reality and virtual reality. Microsoft HoloLens is a perfect example of mixed reality, wherein a user can navigate through real world with a use of virtual objects and real life notions such as depth is used on the virtual objects for better experience.
Thanks to specialized software and sensors, the experience becomes your reality, filling your vision; at the high end, this is often accompanied by 3D audio that feels like a personal surround sound system on your head, or controllers that let you reach out and interact with this artificial world in an intuitive way.
Whether its Augmented, Virtual or Mixed Reality it seems that its moving at such an advanced speed and making so much progress in the last few years alone, that it will most definitely be effecting our daily lives very soon.