Wednesday, October 06, 2004

Stolen Sculpture!

"Where's your black panther?" said a friend this morning looking around the garden. I looked across into the wooded area alongside the road and - no panther. This is a life-size black resin sculpture I made some years ago which I am very fond of.
That's when I realised it had been nicked. This is not the first time I've had work stolen- the other occasion was a vcr/tv and tape from a gallery. But at least I could claim on the insurance and go out and buy another telly. As it was a digital work I still had the mastercopy.
But sculpture is different. It's a one -off.
The police were quick off the mark and two arrived within an hour taking statements etc. Maybe it will turn up on e-bay......

Tuesday, October 05, 2004

SIBOS -Atlanta

Well, my little seahorse video is certainly getting around!.... I filmed it in The Shedd Aquarium in Chicago ( ) a few years ago while on an international student exchange to the School of the Art Institute.( It was one of the films I showed recently in the Mission gallery, Swansea and while there I met Sue Foley of Peter Evans, ( the software company specialising in web security.
She asked if they could use the video when they go to SIBOS in Atlanta this month. Now I must confess I had never heard of SIBOS - international annual conference for the world's financial sector.
I understand the video will be shown on a plasma screen and there will be over 5,000 delegates. Phew! wee digital fishes are certainly seeing the world.( I tweaked them with some digital effects).