Eyeing Off Some Mail
D of Bendigo sent me a notice a couple of days ago that the Bendigo Art Gallery is conducting a workshop titled Paint & Sip with Sarah Wallace-Smith where you can have an exclusive viewing of the Frida Kahlo Photo Exhibition and learn so much more than you would by yourself and get a few extras on the side! I was lax in posting the information and unfortunately the workshop is at 5pm today (Thurs 24th).
And here's the really good news: whilst you are viewing the photos you can have a drink or two of Mexican wine and some Mexican food and you also get to have a go at painting a Frida Kahlo self-portrait. So Bendigonians if you have nothing on today and want to escape the heat, drink a little Mexican wine, eat a little Mexican food and paint away happily- phone up the Bendigo Art Gallery (54346088)and get yourself a ticket.
But back to our theme of Human Features: Eyes which is proving a very popular topic. Today I will share one response which is a remarkable piece of street art by My Dog Sighs, sent to us also by D of Bendigo.
My Dog Sighs's is the nom de plume of British artist Paul Stone who started his career in the streets around Portsmouth, England.
Check out this very interesting article about My Dog Sighs and learn a little more about his work and the difference between a graffiti artist and a street artist- My Dog Creates Street Art in Portsmouth.
My Dog Sighs’ style is characterised by the combination of melancholic and often naive portraiture with the use of found materials including abandoned food cans. After 10 years of giving his art away for free as part of the now infamous Free Art Friday project, My Dog Sighs has this year finally found himself strapped in to a well-deserved meteoric rise. With an incredible international following in Israel, Japan and of course the UK, five sold out shows under his belt, and a strong following of staunchly loyal fans on social media; My Dog Sighs is fast becoming an important figure on the contemporary art scene. "My Dog Sighs' work forms a narrative based on counterpointed poignancy that resonate with those that have the opportunity to find them. Moments of loss and then being found echo the materials used. Tin cans, once the receptacle of our sustenance, all too quickly rejected, thrown away, abandoned by a materialistic society keen to gorge on the new". (http://mydogsighs.co.uk/about/)
My Dog Sigh's seems to like eyes, so here are a few more of his paintings which feature eyes.