Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Getting ready for the RAW Festival

I've been super busy of late getting things ready for the RAW Festival that is being held in my home town of Wollongong...only 10 more days to go until the big day!
My prints, greeting cards and postcards are ready...and here is a preview of what I'll be selling...

If you'd like to check it out, it's at Wollongong Town Hall on Friday 31st of January from 7:30pm until midnight. There will be bands, a fashion show, performing arts, visual arts and lots more...There is also a bar so it's an over 18's event. If you'd like to buy tickets through me, they are $15 each or $20 each on the night (at the door). Click on the RAW link on the right for more details... 

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

12.12 Submission for December - Hysteria

I was so looking forward to this theme as the challenge presented itself to do something completely different and not really something I'd thought about or explored before. 

The origins of female hysteria had me intrigued...

"The history of the notion of hysteria can be traced to ancient times; in ancient Greece it was described in the gynecological treatises of the Hippocratic corpus, which date from the 5th and 4th centuries BC. Plato's dialogue Timaeus compares a woman's uterus to a living creature that wanders throughout a woman’s body, blocking passages, obstructing breathing, and causing disease. The concept of a pathological, wandering womb was later viewed as the source of the term hysteria, which stems from the Greek cognate of uterus..."

Thankfully, times have changed (but sometimes I do wonder!) In any case, I wanted to portray my interpretation of the theme in a fitful and chaotic kaleidoscope, with a glimpse of madness and urgency. 

Manic Panic!
Spectra SE 
Impossible PZ680 film