Not totally photo related, not just a journal. A bit of both.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Self vs Self

The other day I came across the blog Self vs. Self by Australian artist Hazel Dooney who works primarily in enamels and also in water colours. And she will be coming to Toronto in the spring of 2010 for a show. Not sure where yet though.

From her profile:

Hazel Dooney has emerged as one of the Asia-Pacific region's most
controversial young female artists. According to the Australian Financial Review, she "walks the razor's edge between respect and celebrity in today's art world" (September,2006). Her work in various media has hung in solo and group shows Australia, the USA, the UK and Japan and is included in private, corporate and institutional collections in Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Singapore, Thailand, the UK, and the USA.

Her blog, very much a personal journal of the challenges and successes of being an artist in Australia, is worth a look. Reading her blog this week, several things she wrote echoed with me. Especially one post on being in a McJob and not being an artist full time. She was, five years ago, where I see myself now.

She can also be followed on twitter as DooneyStudio.


Mike Wood Photography

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