Friday, September 3, 2010

Festival of Colour

Posted today is a batik that was completed last term by senior cycle pupil Olivia Plunkett. Her inspiration was drawn from a picture of a boy celebrating 'Lathmar Holi' (festival of colours). 

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Senior Cycle Craft-work

Over the next few days SCC Art will publish a number of batiks that were completed by senior cycle pupils during the last term. Posted today is a vibrant image of two birds in flight by Georgina Wilson. This batik includes a broad range of visual texture as well as an excellent use of colour, the clarity of which adds greatly to the overall effect.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Surrealist Tea!

A new term has now begun and while we wait for the artworks of 2010/11 to get underway, SCC Art has delved into its archives and uncovered some gems! This piece of work was completed almost two years ago by the then Form IV pupil James Bowlby. It is rather reminisent of Meret Oppenheim's fur- lined tea cup produced in 1936. Granted James's teapot is a lot less surreal given that he has used good old tea bags to decorate his tea pot; not as 'out there' as drinking from a cup made of fur (yuk!). However it is somewhat surreal to think that one could possibly contain a pot of tea brewed in a pot made of just bags! It is certainly a humorous little sculpture!

Meret Oppenheim  'Object'.  Fur-lined cup, saucer and spoon. 1936