1. Simple exhibition curation plan is coming along well.

    Simple exhibition curation plan is coming along well.

  2. Copyright, 2014 Colette Griffin

Jelly art piece.

    Copyright, 2014 Colette Griffin

    Jelly art piece.

  3. The Frivolous Now, by Grayson Perry.

    The Frivolous Now, by Grayson Perry.

  4. A successful jelly art experiment.

    Lime jelly containing EvoShape influenced, randomly shaped, varnished salt dough forms. The shapes are suspended within a wobbly encasing, the jelly magnifies, changes and warps their random rigid forms. Although still they suggest movement. Further experiments with size and salt dough shape finish are needed.

  5. More salt dough shapes, blending in nicely with the carpet. Soon to hopefully be floating in jelly.

  6. 'All That Is Solid Melts Into Air' is a very topical, yet historical look at the impact of the Industrial Revolution on British popular culture, and its persisting influence on our lives today. The exhibition combines contemporary music, film and photography with a vast range of 19th century images and objects. An artwork formed from a variety of artifacts, historic items and quotations ('Hello, today you have day off'), Deller's show is a highly relevant and darkly humorous exhibition that all can relate to or sympathise with.

    'All That Is Solid Melts Into Air' is a very topical, yet historical look at the impact of the Industrial Revolution on British popular culture, and its persisting influence on our lives today. The exhibition combines contemporary music, film and photography with a vast range of 19th century images and objects. An artwork formed from a variety of artifacts, historic items and quotations ('Hello, today you have day off'), Deller's show is a highly relevant and darkly humorous exhibition that all can relate to or sympathise with.

  7. (Source: drawingdujour)

  8. Sarah Lucas, NUD NOB at the Gladstone Gallery in New York.

    Sarah Lucas, NUD NOB at the Gladstone Gallery in New York.

  9. '#Lamentation', 2012 and 'The Upper Class at Bay', 2012 are two of six tapestries currently featuring in Grayson Perry's 'The Vanity of Small Differences' touring exhibition. This is currently showing at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.

    Informed by his explorations into class, taste and culture these works act as a storyboard following Tim Rakewell, the fictional lead, and his progression through the social classes. The works include many of the characters, incidents and objects that Grayson Perry encountered on his journeys through Sunderland, Tunbridge Wells and the Cotswolds for the Channel 4 television series ‘All in the Best Possible Taste with Grayson Perry’.

    The works are stunning and the subject matter and story very rich. Each piece is so intricate in both narrative and visual stimuli that it is hard to turn away as you notice more. You begin to find text hidden in the sky line, accurate and clever cultural references to fashion brand and fast food chains or historic similarities between the work and one that has influenced Perry. Perry utilises historic motifs using a still life as symbol of wealth and affluence and mirroring the composition of a biblical scene from a religious painting. William Hogarth’s work has been central to these six outcomes. Like ceramics the use of textiles feeds back into the domestic nature of the subject matter, complementing Perry’s topic of choice.

  10. Some recent salt dough experimentations, making shapes quickly and to a small scale. I plan on varnishing these and seeing how they work out being suspended in jelly. I mixed in a little chili powder with some to add a bit of subtle colour.

  11. Copyright, 2014 Colette Griffin.

    Copyright, 2014 Colette Griffin.

  12. Shape and sculpture/installation ideas.

    Shape and sculpture/installation ideas.

  13. New sketch/idea for a jelly art work.
Copyright 2014, Colette Griffin

    New sketch/idea for a jelly art work.

    Copyright 2014, Colette Griffin

  14. Brain storming some new ideas, involving jelly, for a possible show later on this year.