Author Archives: beckybendylegs

The adventures of Derek, the Virtual Reality Cat

I have been very busy painting, from memory, the virtual reality drawings I have made. I will write about them all more fully later. For now, I want to talk about Derek. My favourite painting by far is my virtual … Continue reading

Posted in Blog | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

When something screams ‘Write me!’

This might seem like an obvious thing to say but this MA by Research I seem to be trying to do is hard. I know that that is how it should be; it should challenge me, stretch me, make me … Continue reading

Posted in Blog | Tagged | Leave a comment

Another copy of a copy

My next experiment has been to try to create some 3D pen drawings based on the oil paintings of the VR drawings based on my memory of the photographs of the ‘can’t live without’ objects. This may not lead anywhere, … Continue reading

Posted in Blog | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

I don’t paint when I paint, I draw

I used to believe that I was an artist who mostly liked to draw and paint, with photography and video following in the shadows of my pen and brush. In fact, for a few years before I took up studying … Continue reading

Posted in Blog | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

But I can’t see my hands! What sort of reality is this?

When I went back to do some more Virtual Reality drawing at the Fab Lab, a new thought came to me that hadn’t come to me before, oddly. And that thought is how strange it felt not being able to … Continue reading

Posted in Blog | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Visual Reality leads to surreal abstraction in the real world

After another session in the Fab Lab drawing people’s ‘can’t live without’ ordinary things, I’ve been thinking about what I can do with these drawings. I want to be able to show them. I would love for people to be … Continue reading

Posted in Blog | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Bringing real art to the book shelves at the university library

QuARTet’s follow on projects, entitled Eye D and Litterature to the Tow Path Eye came to me by a old connection. Serendipity: ‘the occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way’. This is how I … Continue reading

Posted in Blog | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

The formation of QuARTet and Tow Path Eye

This is a bit of a retrospective entry, about an art event that happened in the summer. The art collective, called QuARTet that began with that event though, is ongoing, and will continue to grow. Although my role in QuARTet … Continue reading

Posted in Blog | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Shadows and virtual reality

Walking out of school today with my youngest child, as the low winter sun began to set behind the school walls, we had a discussion about shadows. We marvelled at the size of them and the depth of the darkness … Continue reading

Posted in Blog | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Virtual still-lifes – a collection of ‘can’t live without’ things

Last week I spent a couple of hours at the amazing Fab Lab in West Bromwich with free reign of their virtual reality equipment and software. It had taken me a few weeks to organise myself to visit the Fab Lab. … Continue reading

Posted in Blog | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment