Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Eat more Carrots.

4 week video project about eating carrots.

Eat More Carrots from Tess Redburn on Vimeo.

Friday, 3 December 2010

Surrealism final outcome

These six images were made using a set of rules. I selected an animal, within the collage there had to be; a habitat it wouldn't live in, a person with some kind of association to it, a diagram and some kind of surface pattern.


This is a CMYK print I produced in my screen printing workshops a few weeks ago. Its from a photo I took in New York. I was pleased with the print itself but the scanner doesn't do it justice, it just looks like a badly edited photo...!

Thursday, 2 December 2010

The uses of solitude

This is an illustration for the book "The Uses Of Solitude" by Anthony Storr. The first image relates to a part of the essay that talks about the way people deal with the death of a loved one. The British, with their culture of the 'stiff upper lip' applaud people for carrying on with their daily lives through times of grief which leads to pent up anxiety and an inability to face their real emotions. The second image illustrates a case study of a scientist who was manning a weather base in the Antarctic and insisted on doing so alone in an attempt to find pure solitude.

They are painted in acrylic on Fabriano paper, i reckon the first image would make a good screen print.

Sunday, 28 November 2010

Christmas bunting

Made from leftover fabric from the quilt plus a few cheeky Cath Kidston samples. Its gonna be a christmas pressie for mum so SHHH!

Thursday, 11 November 2010

Summer Travels

I just remembered I took loads of photos travelling that I haven't put up yet. Here you go...

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Screen Print and Foil Blocking

Some work I did in the first couple of weeks of our screen print workshops. The photographs don't do justice to the copper foil but use your imagination, its shiny.

Thursday, 28 October 2010

The Portrait People Quilt

Here is my summer project, sorry its taken me so long to put it up on the blogger. Its concept is pretty self explanatory, it took me ages and I'm not ashamed to say that I love it a little bit.

Click on these for details...

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Surrealism Part Three

These were a visual response to another set of words as 'metaphors'. I think I was possibly a little too literal with them. We were also limited to black and white and one colour.





Surrealism Part Two

This was the outcome of our second workshop to respond to a set of words in a surreal way.

A very unusual tree

Ghost rabbit

Momento mori (A reminder of death)

Surrealism Part One

These two images were made during the first static work workshop following a set of rules given by our tutor. They were totally unplanned but still seem to look very considered, if a bit contrived.

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Ghosts of Venice

One of my photos from New York has been used by my dear pal Lee (Ghosts of Venice) for his single "Sweatin'".

Available to buy here, all proceeds go to charity


Thursday, 3 June 2010

Lotions and Potions

This project is based on a book I found from the 1950s with recipes for making your own beauty products. I designed two sets of labels for old medicine bottles for the products, one set in watercolour and the other done with lino print.
I also made this poster to advertise the products, replicating the style of advertising in the 50s, I'm going to screen print this one next time I get into the workshop.

Friday, 21 May 2010

New York

I went to New York, it seems like an age ago but here are a few piccies off my trusty canon FT.

Native American Magic (final outcome)

The project took a bit of a turn at the end, i decided to use desert images for the background as apposed to the hubble space photos. I printed on really creamy paper stock which made the whole piece look really brown and rusty. I'm going to screen print one of the images as a 4 colour CMYK print which is something I've always wanted to try. The symbols within the patterns represent the transition from man to bear and their spiritual connection.