This is primarily a space to store and display ideas. Some ideas are more permanent than others. You should enjoy the ideas while they are here. I am a retired engineer / artist and this is part of what I do with my time.
The new installation (completed today) is dedicated to the theme: Order Chaos.
There are 180 outcomes (installed in nine spaces) dedicated to exploring order and chaos via the mechanism of a colour alphabet. The tools used to make these outcomes include: bespoke Python scripts, bespoke Adobe Photoshop actions, Adobe Sketch on an iPad Mini 4, and Adobe Photoshop CS2 on a Windows 10 PC. Yes I am still making good use of CS2!
In addition to the Order Chaos installation, there are other related and non related outcomes in the Zero Space gallery, and a password protected staff only Office Space gallery, where the print space can be managed.
Prints can be ordered on a range of substrates. However, I highly recommend the metal prints and in particular the 24 inch (61cm) square option. This is the substrate, and ideal size I was aiming for, when making the outcomes. The outcomes are excellent on all the sizes, even the 36 inch (91 cm) square option, and there is always the 30 day money back guarantee for peace of mind.
I have several samples and here is one outcome as a 24 inch square metal print, installed in my studio gallery.
Despite the specification stating a wooden sub-frame is supplied, if the print is made in the UK for the European market, the sub-frame is usually aluminium (at least, all my samples are aluminium).
Proceeds from any sales are always ploughed back 100% into maintaining our web presence (hosting fees) and making new outcomes.
“This site has recently been re-designated as the main online archive for revad’s outcomes. Consequently, over the coming weeks and months, many more outcomes are scheduled to appear in the index below.”
I prefixed this to the sticky post a few days ago (at the top of the site). After much consideration, I decided to use this free WordPress site as an archive for past and future outcomes and enquiries. My logic was, being a free site it would survive me not being able to pay the hosting fees and other costs required to keep revad.com and coded-images.com going. Of course WordPress could fold, but I can’t really help that, except by continuing to use their product.
This decision coincides with the introduction of a new view into my studio, courtesy of a wall mounted and networked raspberry pi camera. I have been tweaking the camera position and angle of view and you can see the current view here.
This is a good view of my two production sacrificial boards. Expect more studio and journal views to be posted alongside new and past outcomes. The plan is to build a comprehensive record of my practice back to 2010 and onward.
Oxfordshire Artweeks 2017 opens tomorrow at 11.00 am (Venue 353.) I’ll be showing four painted outcomes (including two diptychs) in the upper hall. With forty other artists, this is a large exhibition installed all over the South Oxford Community Centre. There is a wide variety of contemporary work, although the upper hall (mostly) concentrates on abstract work and paintings of significant scale. As I was one of the first to install my outcomes, I am looking forward to popping in (at some point) to see all the other work in-context. If you are in this part of Oxford, why not pop in and take a look yourself. I’ll post pictures of my individual outcomes in the next few posts…
Apologies to all my regular readers (there are a handful of you) for not posting these past few weeks. I have been busy reorganising my presence elsewhere on the web, and configuring a small network of raspberry pi computers, in anticipation of a future project spanning the real and virtual worlds.
I am currently posting about my work installed for Oxfordshire Artweeks 2017. I may (or may not) return to post more outcomes from the phonetic : p series sometime in the future.
While I ponder my next J.A.E.S. installation, I want to get a little bit political…
As an engineer, drawing to communicate concepts, and to record the current and proposed physical situation, was just as important as getting the calculations right, just as important as understanding the science, and just as important as understanding the technology. In many ways, drawing was the glue that held the other areas of expertise together. Being able to make good drawings, and diagrams, helped me win over others to my way of thinking.
Drawing is an absolutely essential CREATIVE skill across the curriculum.
Art in general and drawing specifically develops skills that must be taught, in fundamental form in art, and then expanded in context across all other STEAM subjects.
As you can see, I have decided to not post the complete month tricolour series. To finish this installation, I have posted the two D E C outcomes to follow the already posted J A N outcomes. We can think of these as-if bookends to the full series. All twenty four outcomes can be found at CODED-IMAGES.COM. This allows me to declare the tricolour installation here on JAES open.