Sunday, December 27, 2009

BARBIE MAKEOVERS

Today I gave some of my Barbie collection a make-over...from top to bottom: "Tattoo Barbie",
"Buddha Barbie", "Paper Bag Princess", "Breast Cancer Barbie", " Terrorist Barbie - happiness is a warm gun"..



Tuesday, December 22, 2009

KNITING NEEDLE MANDALA

For a long time I have been inspired by the art of Andy Goldsworthy & Rosalie Gasgoigne.These artists have helped me find my own way of seeing & of presenting the objects I find.
This "Knitting Needle Mandala" is the first example of my own exploration of the abstract sculptural qualities of forms.


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www.martinadlington.webs.com







Thursday, December 10, 2009

MY FRONT ROOM


The junk collection continues to grow! I have become more selective in my gatherings, bringing home mainly smaller items for future use, otherwise I would soon run out of space.

See more of my recycled, upcycled and environmental works at
www.martinadlington.webs.com

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

NZ Landscape series - Karangahape Road


I have decided to continue my "NZ Landscape" series again...am making the pix into brooches 3x4cm, glued onto rectangles of core-flute from real-estate signs. I took this photo on Monday in Karangahape Road in Auckland. The window of the army surplus store reflects the hoarding for the strip club across the road - a crazy chance juxtaposition!

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www.culture-jams.blogspot.com

Friday, December 04, 2009

First Thursday Event

Last Thursday I was invited to have a stall with my recycled artwork at the inaugural "First Thursday" art event in St Kevin's Arcade in K Rd, AK. With free cider & loud music the crowd had a good time. Sales were slow - hopefully better next time.




See more of my trashion pieces as well as recycled, upcycled and environmental works at
www.martinadlington.webs.com