The Castle

The Mentor Mentored 2 exhibition opens at the CACSA this Friday at 6pm. I am very nervous, and would love to see some smiling faces if you’d care to join us! I thought this would be a good opportunity to introduce you to the collaborative work my Mentor Mark Kimber and I created for the show. Its title is The Castle.

The Castle

7 thoughts on “The Castle

  1. Wow, The Castle is great! I’m a fan of warm colours so the reds and pinks make me :). As with some of your other stuff, some details are left to the imagination. I’m sure you have a story behind it but each person gets something different for themselves. This guy has a ways to go before he’s safe, but it’s going to be worth it! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Wow????

    • Is it a ‘still shot’ juxtaposed against a painting and
    then digitally enhanced or

    • is it an actual 3d sculptural piece that can be views
    from many angles?
    Those were my questions…

    These are my compliments…
    • I love the use of light and dark & – atmospheric
    • I love the mystery and the “want” to enter a painting.
    Always very exciting.
    • The tent on the lower left corner throws off the
    composition for me just a tad. (I think if a lighter
    purple hue added; would bring together thru
    ‘localized color’ and stuff….a more cohesive piece.

    But all in all THUMBS UP.


    Big Ben

    p.s. next time I write I will have to give you the name of a ‘couple’ who creates these amazing snow-globes

  3. 😀 Thanks very much for all the support, guys. Maybe some background on how the collaboration worked would be appropriate? Here goes…

    Mark Kimber recently completed a series under the title of Fictive Landscapes. They combine paintings, drawings and photographs to create, well, fictive landscapes – landscapes that don’t exist anywhere but in Mark’s imagination. I fell head over heels in love with the whole series, so when Mark gave me one to use as the background for the collaborative piece my head was spinning. We are both big fans of Ansel Adams, a black and white landscape photographer who made the Yosemite Valley in California famous with his amazing shots of that area. I thought it would be fun to turn Mark’s landscape into a photography adventure story. I printed out Mark’s image really, really big and pinned it to the wall of the studio. Then I was able to make the ‘cliff’, tent, mini-Ansel and his large format camera to the right scale.

    Ben – I do appreciate your comments and criticisms, they are always helpful. The tent actually does have the same hues found in the sky to the top right of the landscape, but due to the wonders of jpeg it all got eaten. Also, please do give me the names of these snow globe folks… the possibilities 💡

  4. good work aurelia! i love sense of peacefulness of it, gives you the chance to reflect on life as you would if you were standing there with a view like that. keep up the good work, can’t wait to see more.

  5. Exciting stuff——-

    Brian’s Uncle Dee (actually great uncle) my mother’s brother worked at Stanford as a scientist in research he was an MD. He did Ansel Adams type photography in his spare time El Capitan etc. really great black and white stuff. His daughter Joanne lives in Ca. She would be in her 60’s now. She still might have copies of his work.
    Joanne De Eds—I will have to call my sister and find out where.

  6. I neglected to mention that the The Adelaide Review, reviewed the Mentor Mentored II show in their November 2006 edition. You can read the article here. It’s the last article on this page, so you will need to scroll all the way to the bottom 😛 The reviewer, Stephanie Radock, says lots of nice things about my work 🙂

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