Art, VideosJúlia Both

Bird studies: Steller's Jay

Since coming back from our trip through California, I keep thinking about the gorgeous birdlife we saw, and (obviously) wanting to paint them.

Art, VideosJúlia Both
Bird studies: Steller's Jay
WritingJúlia Both

Art of Both

I'm an artist, there is no doubt about it.
Apart from that one piece of certainty, I am not sure of many things. I think being an artist is standing in a void of convictions, because art is so mysterious. 

WritingJúlia Both
Art of Both

The Botanic Vouyer

Sitting in a waiting room waiting for an appointment, waiting for a bus on a stop, or sitting at a cafe waiting for a friend. I find my gaze inevitably falling on plants. Starring at the sinuous shape of leafs, the texture of branches, and the delicate overlapping geometry of flowers. 

The Botanic Vouyer

Hands, Bdays & the Inevitability of Death

My birthday is tomorrow, & this week I was busy painting a mural. At some point I sat in the asphalt near the wall to have a break. I looked down at my paint stained hands, realising that I see them so much but rarely take good notice of them.

Hands, Bdays & the Inevitability of Death

Meeting of Styles

This weekend hundreds of graffiti writers and artists turned the Melbourne city into an outdoor art gallery. Over 4 days, they painted dozens of laneways all over the CBD. I made a small contribution in between my work, with my partner in art Chuck Mayfield and a few other friends. 

Meeting of Styles
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An Artist in the Age of Social Media

I created an art piece about art and technology for a group show at Brunswick Street Gallery earlier this month. Last week, I gave a small talk about the topic that inspired the piece, and I created a video of the series and thoughts behind it. 

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An Artist in the Age of Social Media

Painting women

Women are a recurring subject of my work. I think it's because a lot of my art is like a self-portrait, the tiny women riding praying mantises, the girls swimming with whale spirits and the jungle queens in tall fig trees are all expressions of different sides of me... 

Painting women