I’ve spent 27 hours in the last 4 days in the woodshop working on this, sacrficing my health and sanity and I’m only about 50% done. This is for a form and structure project: taking an item and scaling it up to create a metaphor. I’m doing that chameleon skull I had talked about and redrawn HERE and HERE.
In doing this I’ve realized I have a love for woodwork, that I’m going to have back problems in the future, and that I love bones even more than I thought I did. It’s a different kind of relationship you have with them when you get to feel how they are, and realize how difficult it is to manufacture something that grows naturally on it’s own. Pacha Mama is a tricksy woman, I applaud.
The final product will look SO MUCH BETTER than this, all polished up and smooth with woodstain. (Here the jaw isnt even attached or anything, hence the bricks holding it up)
First cutting finished. Printing tomorrow morning, wish me luck!
Rebecca Ladds, 2011.
Working on a linocut. The bit of printmaking I’m the most uncomfortable doing. Should be interesting, I’m a little nervous to see how it will turn out!
"Wanderlust" Rebecca Ladds, 2009. Encaustic.
Let’s play ‘Spot the Bjork game!’
"Meadow Tea" Rebecca Ladds, 2009. Encaustic.
"Invisible Hat" Rebecca Ladds, 2011.
And this is what happens when I start a drawing with a mind completely free of concepts or ideas of an outcome. I just let things happen. I feel like I should keep this sort of drawing reserved for certain days :S
"My Dear" Rebecca Ladds, 2011.
[Returning to deer imagery apparently]
My Form and Structure teacher wanted me to make a video of my piece, but gifs are so much better.
"Crumble" Rebecca Ladds, 2011. Wood and brass hinges.
Section of Self Portrait for colour class. The colour comes later, for now I’m just messing around on microsoft paint. ;)
Rebecca Ladds, 2011
"Dream Catching Woman" Rebecca Ladds, 2010
This is basically how majestic my pet bunny is. Yup.
Ink and watercolour. Rebecca Ladds, 2011.
An anonymous asked me what my workspace looked like. Here it is in all its disorganized glory. I use my roomate’s old drawing table as a desk, which is good because it’s bigger than a normal desk. Couldnt live without the cutting board underneath everything, and the whole area is in this little niche inbetween two walls and my wardrobe so it’s like a super-mini studio! At least I like to think of it that way.
I’ve tacked up all my inspirations and works I don’t know where to put, as well as little reminders of things I need to get done.
Laptop for music, and good lighting is always important.
And yes that’s a nude of Freja Beha Erichsen as my background.
"Soft Anatomy [Study 2]" Watercolour and Ink. Rebecca Ladds. 2011
My boyfriend gave me this handmade ring that is a cast of a chameleon skull and you finger goes through the jaw. It’s so beautiful I had to make it into a drawing.
It’s over an orthographic drawing? Which mean I may or may not be making a giant version, out of wood, for class? Can’t tell you ;).
"Soft Anatomy [Study 2]" Watercolour and ink. Rebecca Ladds. 2011