Back to pens and photography for a change: client project for curator & collector Jenny Falckenberg and italian jeweller Pomellato.
By the way, this is the resource imange I used for my last woodcut … from a shooting I did with Tæsch ( @ntseebacher ) in November. | more in ‘news’ at alexdiamond.net (hier: The Alex Diamond Mining Company)
Having worked as professional photographer early in my career, today I am getting behind the camera only infrequently in my art work, for example as part of mixed media pieces. Like the 'Photodrawings' - where I ink (and sometimes paint) directly onto my own photography which I stage only for the purpose of drawing over it afterwards.
And from time to time when I start out on a new work and I just need to get closer to an idea, pose or gesture that is in my head, I enter the creative process with a photo shooting to compose reference images for carving or painting.
For 'You were born inside my heart', I’ve worked with one of my favorite regular models, Natascha Seebacher, a young fashion designer and dressmaker from Hamburg (Taesh), to get my idea into shape. A shape I then used as a reference for the female figure in this woodcut. altering features along the way that I think match my composition and ‘story’ for the artwork.
Besides the original reference image Natascha and I created, below are some outtakes from the camera time.
You can follow Natascha’s ventures into the fashion designer world here.
© all images Alex Diamond 2013
Click here for more images from the final, three layered woodcut ’You were born inside my heart’
Wherever my work goes, something always remains with me … #woodchips
sounds a bit like a psyhopath talking. you should have seen me chuckle while closing the lid firmly and putting the labeled jar into the shelves… (hier: The Alex Diamond Mining Company)
I had a fantastic weekend in #berlin … and the pictures to prove it … thanks to my friend @jofischer !!
'You were born inside my heart'
detail of my newest (3-dimensional) woodcut, to be show at tomorrow’s opening of Jim Avignon ‘s grand group show “Happy hour at the Hypnotist”, 8 pm at Neurotitan Berlin.
Featuring (among others) moki, @davidshillinglaw , @jonburgerman , Fehmi Baumbach and Jim, of course. (hier: The Alex Diamond Mining Company)
Always a sign of productiveness & efficiency: dirty hands.
Getting Ready for Jim Avignon’s group show “Happy hour at the Hypnotist” at Neurotitan Berlin opening this Saturday (8 pm). (hier: The Alex Diamond Mining Company)
Welcome to the hell of Sankt Pauli, my dear hometown.
Perfect present. (hier: Millerntor-Stadion)
Inhaling the finest blend of sawdust. All day long.
New work for a group show in Berlin curated by the grand #jimavignon at #neurotitan. Opening Dec 7. (hier: The Alex Diamond Mining Company)
or: What happens in the background, stays in the background.
#woodcut #earlystages #studio (hier: The Alex Diamond Mining Company)