Works in Progress
The Deaf Culture and History art project
Progress of Sculptures of abandoned buildings
Progress of the Train 1999 Memory
The lone gray building left to rot, someone decided to put a set of simple coloured lights in them, three lights of the primary colours of red, blue, yellow. The lone building is set among tall trees and long grass.
Below is just a rough preliminary watercolour sketch of the lone building among trees and a rough 'preliminary' clay sculpture of the building with a led light in it to test how light could shine through the windows. The actual building will be thinner walls and made from both clay and board.
The memory of train rides to uni every day in 1999 brings me the inspiration to paint as part of my strong inner feelings of my past lives. In 1999, one rainy day, it was emotional, like many people have turmoils in their lives, mine was no different and it seems as we passed through Hawksburn station, a snapshot was formed in my memory of one of the platform signs of Hawksburn being broken, lopesided, seen through rain spattered windows matched the emotion that day.
Why am I painting it now? I had just moved back to Melbourne after 18 years in Adelaide and the memories came back in flashes but I did not feel sad, I felt inspired and excited that a memory could be so strong and wondered if other people had gone through the same thing I would have and maybe many will relate to this painting.
below is a rough preliminary watercolour sketch of the planned oil painting (which will look a lot better in oil)