I spent the nearly the whole of November in a tin shed (my studio) with my arm hairs stuck to my skin, smelling like wet bread and swearing at little bits of newspaper. Thankfully I had the new Action Bronson album on repeat to help me stay motivated in such challenging conditions. It wasn’t a performance piece, I was busy making paper mâché sculptures for my show at Smart Casual. Now, in the aftermath, I can start to tidy the studio ready for the next project and try to get the yeasty smell out of the rug, joy. I did manage to get a DCA grant for the show so even though I probably won’t manage to sell a giant toilet I will be able to buy my girlfriend a Christmas present.
I also had a few paid jobs this month so I won’t be killing and eating my chickens just yet. I got to dust off my old sign writing skills (thanks great grandad) and painted a window sign with Betty for a new bar called Madalenas which is gonna open in South Freo real soon. We were working during the Freo beer festival and were treated to an older couple dry humping against the window we were trying to paint, classy.
Using spray paint was something I used to do a lot of, now, not so much. Thanks to Dan Duggan for getting me to help out on one of his Phaze workshops. It’s always cool so see young people with a passion for painting and the culture that surrounds it, if you know, you know!
That’s it for now folks, more babble next month.