sketchbook exhibits

Artwork by Maria Yandreeva @mari.yandreeva.art, Russia.
Работа Марии Яндреевой, Россия.

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075•100 [02.05.17] ✂️📖

I got into the studio today! I have been sketchbooking and preparing for exhibition :) it has been a rollercoaster day, but I have pushed through and now I get to do my favourite thing: sleep.

♪ Christine and the Queens - Tilted

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The Path of Needles.

Second instalment of the Bitten triptych; a work that uses the ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ fable as a rough framework to explore werewolfism as a metaphor for female puberty. Like the lupine transformation, adolescence leads to the development of androgenic hair and visible bodily change. Fertility is heralded by the menstrual cycle; whose pattern is traditionally linked with the phases of the moon. Of course, the latter is also associated with so-called ‘madness’ (anger and antisocial moods). The works investigate the development and maturation of young girls and raise questions of choice and consent, moratorium and foreclosure; but delve into the mind of the wolf as well as the ‘curse’ takes hold.

This book deals with the sexual aspects of growing up. The book opens from the middle and has a 'girl side’ and a 'wolf’ side.’ It is meant to look like the pages from the two sides have been removed and stitched together to create a new narrative. Needles were once seen as a sexual symbol (because they have an eye that can be threaded); and the book tries to reference some possible pathways that the girl could have taken with her sexuality – that is, being passive or proactive.

Part 1.

Part 3.

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I’m currently creating a series of these little imaginative buildings, curious homes and little businesses. The aim being to exhibit and sell a series of about 10 of them at a show I have coming up at the end of May in Killorglin, Ireland. I’ll also be doing prints for it. They’re handy for portfolio purposes too. Here are a few of the ones I have so far. They’re all pretty small and cute. Hope you like ‘em c: