HANDSHAKE 4

 

Mandy Flood

About mentee Mandy Flood / About mentor Volker Atrops

Volkers email

Volkers email

Simply this is a copy of Volkers last email. We have got a great grove going on. We speak at the opposite ends of the day about all things, from football, the heat, the cold and the devil called 'schmuck'. Volker wanted an image and so I sent this one really quickly....

Polarity

Polarity

Contrary- perversely inclined to disagree or do the opposite of what is expected or desired. It seems the title of ‘Polarity’ has exposed words that I use to hear. I really wasn’t a rebellious child but I now live in New Zealand when others don’t. I see a beauty in...

Chain Makers 1880s Black Country Birmingham

Chain Makers 1880s Black Country Birmingham

Repetition is something I struggle with. So I thought I would make a chain, to face the thing I don't enjoy. My attention span is that of a small child, unless  chocolate is involved. So to move away from making chain I did some internet research. Chain making was...

Hitting the books

Hitting the books

  So much spinning around with the final HS4 fast approaching. It is time to revert to the trusted workbook approach. It is a discipline I have let go for too long. However, getting back into it, is meditative and constructive at the same time. It is as much of my...

‘schmuck’ or not

‘schmuck’ or not

‘to push it into wearable - no ..... just let it go without thinking about wearability maybe later on if you have really have a want or idea you can go for 'schmuck' again’ Volkers words on crit with Otto Kunzli 14th April 2018. So with words from Volker and crits...

Holding on, Letting go

Holding on, Letting go

When having to move workshop space the reality of the stuff I keep was more than apparent. There were test pieces going back to 2010, nestled safely in the back of unopened drawers. The ‘you never know when’ classification of storage obviously applied to these wee...

Hot off the Bench

Hot off the Bench

When fully immersed in something, the challenge is to see past what you believe the focus to be. I have just gone through the first group show of Handshake 4. What is seen on opening is so much more. The group show is the culmination of thoughts, trials, failures,...

Whats going on ?

Whats going on ?

http://artweekauckland.co.nz/events/east/5639574185312256 Sarah Walker-Holt, Lucy Pierpoint, Mandy Flood, Dorothy de Lautour, Caroline Griffth,Eileen Leary, Lisa Higgins, Maca Burnal Tracy Watson, Michelle Wilkinson, Laura Jer, Ingrid van Heusden A varied bunch of...

Time – A four letter word

Time – A four letter word

    'Time is a created thing.To say I don't have time, is like saying I don't want to'  Lao Tzu I always seem to be wanting more time. But in reality it is the quality of time that I am striving for, as I have all the time I can have. It is how I deal with what I have...

Dead in my tracks. 30-5-17

Dead in my tracks. 30-5-17

  So instead of working today I had the chance to visit Auckland Art Gallery, for the ‘The Body Laid Bare’ masterpieces from Tate. Everyone I had spoken to re the exhibition had raved about how great it was. Emphasizing the fact that time had to be taken to really...

Exploring Ideas

Exploring Ideas

HS4 Blog thoughts 10-4-17   Talking shadows with Volker. I have to admit I am somewhat frustrated. It is great to have this ‘conversation’ with such a great maker but what is really niggling at me is the fact we can’t do it face to face over beer! This surprises me....

‘I’m just saying’

‘I’m just saying’

John Reynolds 2014 Feb 2017 ‘I’m just saying’, to me it is the equivalent of ‘I’m sorry’. It is just one starts a sentence and the other finishes it. Personally, there was a lot of ’just saying’ during the week of Jewel Camp for HS4. It was the time to meet new...