Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Monday, September 12, 2011
Will Duffly ever be able to speak again? You wont have to wait too long to find out!
Monday, July 11, 2011
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Sunday, April 3, 2011
The question that we are talking about is, “As artists, how do we create our work?” It seems that there are two general categories that artists fall into when creating – The planned and thought out artist. This type of artist has a strategy, a plan in what they hope to achieve as their end result. The other is the organic, “just go with it” artist. This artist creates of a feeling, an instinct that starts with a small seed and unfolds through the creative journey. Nothing foretold except the seed that started the journey.
In previous experiences, both Jen and I have had to ponder the answer to that question, where we stand on how we create? Luckily, both of us fell in the same creating area – the organic artist. This theory was proven in a major way with this new series of artworks.
The starting point - ornate borders
The “Sookie Chronicles” is a story of IMOK’s main character Sookie and her alter ego in a Comic Book world. This all came about from a need to paint for no reason at all. To paint with no real outcome except the pure joy of painting with our hands again. The seed in this particular tale of organic creativity was a story book feel - Ornate boarders that frame a scene of something beautiful from on older time.
We are huge fans of the incredible artist Jeremy Fish and after devouring his book we were left with lingering thoughts of his amazing hand carved wooden frames that were custom made for one of his exhibitions. So that was a starting point, creating a boarder in wood style tones to frame some sort of scene. After that was achieved we had no idea of what to put into the frame? All we knew is that we wanted to have sepia tones to capture the antique feeling. Since this was to have no real destination for the end result, all the pressure was lifted, we could just paint! Sookie was the first to emerge, peeking out from behind the edge of the frame. But this time we gave her wings and an exciting energy! Adding familiar friends and a backdrop of a forest, we watched this story begin to take shape.
Once the first artwork was completed, we stood back to take it all in. The immediate thought that dawned on us was this felt like a door way into another world….This doorway needed shutters to frame it. Our infamous gum nuts were a perfect addition to add to the existing frame work.
As you can see from the process of this series that we are not at all planned in our process! When creating from a very pure and free place, we are organic all the way! These arethe works that have that hint of magic, a sparkle of something really special that comes from a place that we didn’t even know existed ourselves. A place deep within our souls, this is where IMOK lives J
“The Sookie Chronicles” are currently still being produced. Stay tuned to see the final story and where the exhibition will be held!
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Posty the Post It – he is “pinned like a tail on a donkey” to remind you of current IMOK events that you need to scribble in your diary!! What a reliable but at times silly friend.
Painty The Paintbrush – Constantly brushing through, around, up and down…. this shy little guy has a superior creative side that holds no bounds. Dripping paint from his brush hairs, he’ll be sure to not let you forget about any IMOK exhibitions coming up!!
Also appearing for the first time is our very own “IMOK Shopping Cart” where you can get a variety of our merchandise. From Guys and Girls T –shirts to kids wear to prints and so on - this is a one stop shop that is a quick and easy way to get your IMOK fix! http://www.imok.com.au http://imok.bigcartel.com/
"Red Soon" Print
There has been a lot of blood sweat and tears over the past few months that has gone into building this website. We are sooo proud of the end result is and now we can finally share it with you. Thanks to all our supporters, your encouragement gives us the drive to keep going!
So please take a visit through this exciting new place we have created, play through our Painting and Graphics galleries, find out more about our commissions section, learn about the world we are looking at taking on in – “Art Licensing”…. And most importantly lose yourself in a world that is IMOK.