Monday, July 19, 2010

Erring on the side of Odd.

Growing Gratitude

These two artworks are ready to head off to an exhibition with this painting.It is one of my all time favourite exhibitions, held in my old home town Toowoomba. Its one of the few artshows I know of locally that seeks out and encourages art outside of the square of mainstream art. Over the time that I've been exhibiting I've seen some amazing pieces. The ones that come to mind... a decorated porcelain toilet by Mary Kate Khoo, stenciled letters on a series of squash racquets and a hanging lampshade made from dried strawberry slices stitched together (sorry I don't recall the last 2 artists)

I feel there is a sort of acceptance. That painted floral op shop pillowcases, buttons and doilies fit more into the norm with the many other pieces erring on the side of odd.And I love that.

Respecting Resources

Respecting Resources 600mm x500mm

Or maybe its me realising that my creativity isn't that odd after all?


carol gourley said...

These are amazing artworks Nic. I can't even imagine what they must look like in real life.
Good luck at your show. I'm sure you will get great reviews.

Jo Wholohan said...

loving this new one nic, just beautiful, this exhibition sounds wonderful, maybe i should go for a drive??? :)) Can you tell me the details of where its going to be?? xx

jacqueline said...

Nic this new works are soo pretty! I couldn't take my eys of them! I am really loving your Sweet Opportunities series! I would love to own a painting by you one day when i save up enough! Your work is truely amazing and soo beautiful and very inspiring! Have a lovely merry happy week and love to you sweet friend!

Suzanne said...

Who says your art is odd? I think it is beautiful, especially the second one.

Nic Hohn said...

Maybe its only me who thinks my art is Odd? thanks for the heads up!

Anonymous said...

I lived in Toowoomba too for a time (many years ago now). Love these artworks, Nic, they're beautiful!

Rett said...

Last comment was from me - forgot to sign in :)