Have you ever stared into the chaotic depths of Jackson Pollock’s Blue Poles and visualised its abstract lines as LEGO pieces? Karen Vincent and her children certainly have, and they brought their vision to life with a tiny, plastic recreation of the original. The National Gallery of Australia has been encouraging art-lovers to get creative in recent weeks with the Stay Home Challenge, an invitation to reimagine works from the national collection with a decidedly at-home feel. Participants then share via social media using the tags #BetweenArtandQuarantine, #MuseumFromHome and #NationalGalleryAus.
I knew for #BetweenArtandQuarantine I wanted to do an piece from on Australian female printmaker. I’ve recreated The magician of the beautiful, from The great breath series by Christian Waller (1932). She’s an absolute fave of mine and I almost cried when I had the opportunity to see some plates from the series at @nationalgalleryaus. I used scrap paper and cardboard, antique silver tongs and an orange.
This is my COVID-19 special edition, because sometimes you need a little extra during these extraordinary times. We just received a @whogivesacraptp delivery, so I’ve used a TP roll, TP wrappers and the box it was delivered in. I’m also sporting @blackmilkclothing leggings, @squeakdesign robe, and @llldesigns rainbow earrings.