Wednesday, May 1, 2013

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Butterfly Dream

I absolutely love this painting by Michael Duncan & it is the marvellous inspiration for
April at ARTastic! 
Additional criteria - The use of stencils/masks
A little about Michael Duncan
In 2010 Michael completed his Fine Arts (Sculpture) degree from The Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne. Michael started stencilling in 2009 during his spare time at the VCA. Michael’s accomplishments include being a finalist for the past two consecutive years for the Australian Stencil Art Prize, completing a multiphase commission at Tramp Bar in Melbourne’s CBD, and exhibiting in A Cut Above II: International Stencil Exhibition at Espionage Gallery which featured some of the best stencil artists from all over the world. Michael is currently preparing for his first solo exhibition which will open in Melbourne on the 17th of May at Off The Kerb Gallery.

“I always like to include a quirk of humour in my stencils, I find it helps to develop a connection to the work. Form, high detail and bold imagery are probably the main things I consider aesthetically when developing my works while at the same time with the aim of provoking thought. Many of my stencils are up to 35 layers and it is really satisfying to see all the layers build up to the final image. Each artwork can take up to two months as I have to hand cut each layer. I strive to create stencils that are extremely detailed in an effort to really push the boundaries of the stencilling art form potential”.

For more information please visit his blog at

So I really had fun with my craft stencils on CS, & some mixed media work with gesso & mists & came up with this title Butterfly Dream

My journaling reads...
Circles, rain falls, wings flutter, life moves, loves lost.
Times past & so it goes on.

Do join in cos it is a lovely inspiration!
Hugs xx

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