Sunday, 9 November 2014

my pinterest page http://www.pinterest.com/bobnotley/ Finding lots of cool stuff out there.
self portrait. trying to practice a loose style to show my students. make me realise how out of practice i am. but also makes me realise how much enjoyment i get from making images on paper. brings me back to my school days doing art homework.

Thursday, 26 September 2013

Car park poplars

Walking back from taking down the work in the Midas Touch exhibition. I used the spot on the floor bathed in sun to place my model. I like the shadow 

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

the opening night

the opening night was packed. Kerry did an excellent job in publicising the event. at times it was impossible to move through the crowds. i dont think ive had this many people view my work at one time, so i was chuffed about that.

@TMTexhibition , the Edge nightclub Luton. 21/09/13

Setting Up! this is how i set up my models and photos for this weekends exhibition. i made two new models for it, the poplars and the daffodil. ive wanted to make a set of poplars for a while and this was a good opportunity. poplars are used to screen from the wind and are usually lined up in a neat line about 3 metres from each other. my grandads dad planted some at the bottom of his garden to screen the wind and the noise from the M1 motorway. they grow very fast but are not long lasting. im interested in this control and use of nature. lining them up so ordered being the shape they are, so straight and narrow seems to take away their life as living and breathing plants. i see them from a distance sticking up like teeth. i like it when they appear straight and ordered in a group of more conventional round trees. the photos going down the post were taken from driving through france and belgium they seem to use poplars alot to screen farm houses and streets. there were some at the edge of my school playing field. i think they work well as models as they are so ordered and controlled. i wish i knew the history and development of species of flowers like the daffodil. we have selected it to symbolise the start of spring. i know that the seasons are a real thing and daffodils do flower at this time but they seem to appear in the municiple areas as a reminder that spring is here. on roundabouts, grass verges, next to a avenue of trees cvarefully planted. i wanted to plant one in the autumn or winter and play with this perception.

Sunday, 22 September 2013

Artists who have influenced me

Vito Acconci
Sophie Calle
David Shrigley
Mark Dion
Julian Opie
Wolfgang Tilmans
Jean Michel Basquiat
Martin Parr

Sunday, 15 September 2013

Daffodil in Manor park, Luton.

The symbolism of spring the daffodil installed in manor park Luton. On Sunday the 15th of September.