Thursday, 19 March 2015

Exciting news! The Joy of Extraordinary TRUTH.

I am about to burst with excitement!  Do you remember this canvas? 12"x12"
Well it was the beginning of something wonderful.

In March last year Tim Holtz came to town and went to my favourite coffee shop called Truth.  He loved it so much that he wrote a blog post all about his experience there.

In June of 2014 I decided to create a canvas based on Truth Coffee meets Tim Holtz which I posted on Twitter for them both to see.  Truth said they wanted it and so I gave it to them...On meeting the one partner when I handed it over, he asked if I did commissions...and yes I do!  So began the beginning of many meetings between myself and the partners, culminating in a final meeting yesterday with all three of them in which it was decided that I would be doing an art installation Steampunk style across their blank wall all down the one side of the shop.

I have made many samples for the wall to get a sense of scale for the cogs and other items.  Some of which you might have seen blogged about here before, like the dress-form which is already in situ at Truth.
In my studio she was large and life size standing 6ft tall...in this huge space she looks tiny and almost insignificant!
Here's another sample/trial run of one of their staff's profiles done in polystyrene (frame and all) and is 55cm x 75cm though I have not yet blogged about how this was created.
Then there were the hats which I have blogged about recently...I made one for each partner to try and show the versatility of my artistic skills and thought processes.
 Here are the big blank walls...In time you will see them change.  I will endeavor to take photos as I work so you can enjoy this journey with me.  It is going to be quite a ride!

16 comments:

  1. WOW!!! Big Congratulations Belinda!!! That is so awesome and your work is mind-blowing! That is a huge blank wall you need to fill, I wanted to wish you luck, but you don't need that, just lots of time to fill it :)

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  2. That is fabulous!! I can't wait to see your work in it's entirety! I'm sure it will be fabulous! :D

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  3. Congrats Bella and very well deserved! How blummin' exciting! Goodness knows what you have planned for such a huge wall but I know it will be ace!

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  4. WOWEE Belinda!!! What a fantastic and hugely well earned achievement!!! I'm so pleased for you that all your efforts have resulted in this honour and really look forward to seeing the completed wall space. Way to go girl! Jenny xxx

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  5. Wow. That's so great! Congrats.

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  6. WOW! Huge congratulations. So excited for you!

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  7. Ooooooo Wowwwww!!! Belinda this is such a humongous achievement...Huge congratulations to you.At a loss for words, but please be assured that I am so excited for you...

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  8. Congrats! Your work is the perfect decoration for Truth. Looking forward to seeing the progress. Such exciting news!

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  9. Oh my gosh, congratulations - this is awesome. Your work is amazing - and I'm sure it will be quite wonderful filling the wall. Please take pictures as you go!!

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  10. Wow. Congratulations Belinda!!!

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  11. Wow! Congrats! What a fantastic compliment? Your work is fab and will look awesome on this wall. All the best. Nan

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  12. Fabulous news! So cool they asked you, and so cool your work is on display!!!

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  13. Huge congratulations! You do awesome things and I can't wait to share your journey of transformation. At least I know where I will be going for coffee when I go back !

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  14. How fabulous! What a wonderful opportunity and a thrill for them, no doubt, to have your gorgeous art for their customers' eye candy. Congratulations!

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  15. hi bella... oh wow howe citing and probably a bit daunting..... its just a biggger canvas thats all ...itwill be fabulous..... and every time you go in theree you can say.... i did that
    janet

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  16. Congratulations Belinda that is an amazing commission and I can't wait to see the wall finished. Good luck I know you will rock it.

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