Candace Couse

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Cai Guo-Qiang: Heritage

Head On, 2006. 99 life-sized replicas of wolves and glass wall. Wolves: gauze, resin, and hide. Dimensions variable. Photograph: Natasha Harth, Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art.

A Herd of 99 Lifelike Animals Drink From a Pool at QAGOMA sculpture installation animals
Artist Cai Guo-Qiang sculpting an animal for Heritage. Photograph: Cai Canhuang.

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Thursday, 21 November 2013

Pillow Revitalization Project

My pillows needed a major facelift so I used a bit of fabric paint and whatever fabric I had lying around.

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Thursday, 14 November 2013

Coping Mechanism/Video Jam

Coping Mechanism has been selected for the Video Jam programme at the award ceremony of the prestigious Title Art Prize, 2013. This audio/video collaborative performance will take place between myself and an as-yet-undetermined artist to be screened and scored live at the event on the 22nd of November at BLANKSPACE, 43 Hulme Street, Manchester.

Described as one of Manchester's most innovative nights (Manchester Wire), Video Jam is
an ongoing series of unique experimental events that seek to explore and re-consider the
relationship between moving image and sound.

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Hutch DIY Update

I just moved into a new place, so I thought I would give a few of my pieces an update. I also did some more furniture building so I'll be updating the blog with a few new things whenever I get around to it. Here is a cheap facelift I gave to an old hutch. I wanted to give it a chalkboard grey appearance and I updated the hardware simply by spray painting them a darker tone. It was super easy and very cheap and I think it feels like a whole new hutch! 

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Micro Homes

I love micro homes. This teeny tiny home, NOMAD, is a sustainable micro home developed by Vancouver-based designer Ian Lorne Kent with the intent to supply a moveable home for an affordable price that's less than $30,000. The cost-effective residence integrates all of the basic rooms in a standard home—living room, kitchen, bathroom, bedroom—into a 10' x 10' space. Despite its snug size, the home boasts a visual sense of comforting space that keeps homeowners from feeling claustrophobic. Would I want one? Yes, please!