Thursday, 8 July 2010
THE BUSCUIT AND TEA CUP
A mug I made for my dad, you can drink tea from the top and put buscuits to keep warm
in the mouth lower part!
My cup for my dads birthday, with a mouth where he can put his buscuits... not an original idea but an original nose for sure!
I based the figure a bit on my memories of the Green Man
of English myth... he is a wild fella who carries a huge club and represents fertility!
A present for my wild dad! May his energy never diminish! He he!
SCUPTURE OF ALEKSIS AND HANNA REETA
I made a small 15 centemeters high sculpture for our Finnish friends who invite Triin and myself frequently over to Finland for gigs in Tampere at the swing dance school there.
They celebrated their wedding in mid Febuary 2010 but the piece was not yet quite finished.
Hopefully by April it will all be glazed and maybe even painted.
This is a sculpture of a breakdancer which I made while studying Art Foundation at Filton College Bristol in 2001. I exhibited it in France that summer in Fougeres during my time as a Young European Artist in residence near the castle there and one of the local kids we were breakdancing with stole it from the gallery. Quite flattered! He could have taken the Video player!
Wednesday, 7 July 2010
Some paintings from Tallinn which will describe my life there a little in the summer!
A free open air concert outside the house where I live (Uus Maailm Community House) by visiting Finnish French duo called the bee and the blue sky.
Marta Marmor making string at the Uus Maailm street festival 2009Some friends at Uus Maailm seltsimaja. Including Erko, Ivo, Eliisa and Maria. Funnily enough the picture of Erko on the top left looks a lot like my friend Bots! Close up pictures below:
Erko, one of my living heros!
My football buddies who live near Triin's flat in Tallinn. From left to right: Artem, Erik, Maxim and Ahmed. They are all Russian speakers with virtually no understanding of Estonian. Ahmed's parents are from Adzabaijhan.Hannis and his friend playing chess in the courtyard of Uus Maailm. They both work at the Velokuur, the community cycle workshop helping customers to fix their own cycles.
A coloured in stencil of the bridge bordering Uus Maailm quarter from Kriistina. It looks like a cover of a detective novel. I really like this style and would like to experiment more with it.
The blues man, visiting musicians come and play concerts in our yard. This was a great show by a top New Orleans blues musician. This party continued until the police came.
Pirita beach lies a couple of kilometers east of Tallinn. It was the site of the 1980 watersports olympics and is a lovely spot to bath and relax.
The amazingly entertaining Estonian Blind Orchestra (find out more in my seperate blog all about them entitled Blind Orchestra of Tallinn).
Ago Niklaas, Triin's lovely flatmate. Like everyone in that flat he is a music student. A wonderful young lad who is now serving in the Estonian army for his 1 year compulsary service.
Drunk young Finn at my friends wedding carried to the sofa to relax.
My brothers Tom and Louis at New Romny Station on the minature railway in SE England