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SOLO 45

A sneak peak of my new collection of sculptures for Solo 45. 


New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts

Queens Wharf

December 7 - January 13

Leap into a virtual world, Solo 45 will showcase the current body of work, 'sea of clouds’ accompanied by there process through the virtual headset, thanks to Brian at I want to experience. https://www.iwanttoexperience.com/

These wall pieces, held within the traditional setting of the frame, merge classical motifs with digital water effects.  The ocean floats, stopped in a moment of time. Beneath the resin sculptures, the painting becomes diffracted and refracted encouraging viewers to closely examine and move around these pieces. Alongside these sculptures is the oil painting ‘Fade into you’ which captures the moment of metamorphosis where
liquids dissolve into atmosphere. 

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sea of clouds

To be showcased at the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts,
Solo 45 exhibition
December 7- January 13
Love to see you there 🌊 

Belinda Griffiths is a visual artist whose practice explores
a hybrid of traditional themes through modern day technologies. An artist who has a love for water,
clouds and natural phenomena, who infuses the
organic complexity of nature with digital technology.

She works across a broad range of media including painting, digital art, photography and sculpture. She studied digital illustration and graphic design, successfully working in the film industry for some 8 years and has extended those disciplines into her practice. 

Belinda's current body of work, 'sea of clouds' is exploring the face of the ocean, etched by the wind. 
These wall pieces, held within the traditional setting of the frame merging classical motifs with modern
day digital movie driven water effects. The ocean floats, stopped in a moment of time. Beneath the
resin sculptures, the painting becomes diffracted and refracted encouraging viewers 
to closely examine and move around these pieces, prompting individual experiences.

Accompanying these sculptures is the oil painting, Fade into you, which captures the moment of
metamorphosis where liquids dissolve into atmosphere. 

A full-time practicing artist at Bayview Studios, Shelly Bay. Her works are held in private
collections in New Zealand, Australia, France and the USA.

'the temple of all life'

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Keepsake of the ocean.  A framed body of water. Water is symbolic of our emotions, we are surrounded by it, our bodies made up of it. This computer simulated ocean pattern is captured in the medium of wood. Throughout history water has been a symbol of our emotions. Nature is to be protected, we are the custodians of earth and sea and all creatures that inhabit it. There is something very finite about placing a frame around the ocean, it gives a border to the artwork, a space between what is real and what is not real. A window to the soul, the setting of a jewel. It holds the contents as precious.

A little bit about the colour, french ultramarine.
“Even the finest natural ultramarine, ground assiduously by hand, is riddled with odd minerals: calcite, pyrite, augite, mica. These deposits cause the light to be refracted and transmitted in subtly different ways. No two strokes of paint are the same in their fundamental composition. Stand at the right angle and you might catch a quiet glimmer of white or gold, like a prick of light from some distant province of the cosmos.” 

 

Butsudan ‘the temple of all life’
Oil on wooden 3d sculpture
45x30x6cm
$750
#contemporaryart #belindagriffiths #butsudan#3d #sculpture #ocean #buddhism

refusal of nature

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'refusal of nature' depicts a framed body of water. Water is symbolic of our emotions, we are surrounded by it, our bodies made up of it. This computer simulated ocean pattern is captured in the medium of wax and ready to be cast into the delicate translucent ancient technique of ceramic.

Pottery is one of the oldest human inventions, originating before the Neolithic period. This new series will be cast in the age-old medium of porcelain. Throughout history water has been a symbol of our emotions. We are surrounded by it, our bodies are made up of it. Nature is to be protected, we are the custodians of earth and sea and all creatures that inhabit it. There is something very finite about placing a frame around the ocean, it gives a border to the artwork, a space between what is real and what is not real. A window to the soul, the setting of a jewel. It holds the contents as precious.

#belindaGriffiths #contemporaryArt #sculpture #wax #ocean

lucent memories

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It has been a busy few months, here is the latest.

First major commission is finished and installed. What a tremendous feeling it is to create a piece for someone. While it took some time to get together a preliminary image, once that happened it all fell into place. Following on with my body of work, exploring coalescence as my theme, the sky and water as the subject and the romantic notion of these two as  metaphor.