Mike Wood Photography
Amy, Untitled, #5

Amy, Untitled, #5

Amy, Untitled, #4

Amy, Untitled, #4

Amy, Untitled, #2

Amy, Untitled, #2

Amy, Untitled, #1

Amy, Untitled, #1

Amy, Untitled, #3 and now Down Under.

Opening later on today at the Latrobe Contemporary Gallery in Morwell, Victoria, Australia, there will be a two week group show titled “Dreaming Hazel Dooney” with participants having submitted works inspired by or based upon the persona of sometimes controversial Australian artist Hazel Dooney (Google + ,  Facebook and Tumblr).

Last winter, when I was asked to participate in the show by Hazel, I hesitated. This was partly because I wasn’t sure what to submit. The show was originally planned for the early Fall in Australia (early Spring here) and I didn’t have the means to shoot anything new by the submission deadline. As I mentioned in the artist statement I submitted for the show, I wanted to find an image that would embody elements of how she is perceived by the public generally, and by those who follow her work more closely online.

I felt that the nude - and occasionally erotic - strong female form evident in Hazel’s work, her go it alone against the art world attitude, immersion in her art, and occasional admitted personal vulnerability, combined as elements in this image of my model Amy that I settled on: A woman alone in an empty room. Nude and exposed on a bare floor. Curled in a fetal position and covered in her ink. But perhaps also peacefully asleep on a blank canvas and dreaming of her next major piece.

The show runs from September 10-22, 2011 at the Latrobe Contemporary Gallery at 209 Commercial Rd, Morwell, Victoria, Australia 3840.  I can’t get to the show - the first overseas exhibition I am participating in - but if you happen to be in the Adelaide area and fancy a trip out of town to Morwell, check it out for me. :)

This and most images from the past 2-3 years on my blog are available as prints.

Amy, Untitled, #3 and now Down Under.

Opening later on today at the Latrobe Contemporary Gallery in Morwell, Victoria, Australia, there will be a two week group show titled “Dreaming Hazel Dooney” with participants having submitted works inspired by or based upon the persona of sometimes controversial Australian artist Hazel Dooney (Google + ,  Facebook and Tumblr).

Last winter, when I was asked to participate in the show by Hazel, I hesitated. This was partly because I wasn’t sure what to submit. The show was originally planned for the early Fall in Australia (early Spring here) and I didn’t have the means to shoot anything new by the submission deadline. As I mentioned in the artist statement I submitted for the show, I wanted to find an image that would embody elements of how she is perceived by the public generally, and by those who follow her work more closely online.

I felt that the nude - and occasionally erotic - strong female form evident in Hazel’s work, her go it alone against the art world attitude, immersion in her art, and occasional admitted personal vulnerability, combined as elements in this image of my model Amy that I settled on: A woman alone in an empty room. Nude and exposed on a bare floor. Curled in a fetal position and covered in her ink. But perhaps also peacefully asleep on a blank canvas and dreaming of her next major piece.

The show runs from September 10-22, 2011 at the Latrobe Contemporary Gallery at 209 Commercial Rd, Morwell, Victoria, Australia 3840.  I can’t get to the show - the first overseas exhibition I am participating in - but if you happen to be in the Adelaide area and fancy a trip out of town to Morwell, check it out for me. :)

This and most images from the past 2-3 years on my blog are available as prints.

Amy, Nude, August 2009, V

Amy, Nude, August 2009, V

Torso, February 2008
The intent behind this was Amy wanted to send a pic to one of her friends with no nipples. nipple free. none showing. It was an amusing thing to try to edit them out. No subtle messages or sub texts to the image. :)  And I did like the slight sculpture feel to the result.
I thought it would be interesting to post after the previous post of  the censored ‘The Birth of Venus’ (1879) by French painter William-Adolphe Bouguereau

Torso, February 2008

The intent behind this was Amy wanted to send a pic to one of her friends with no nipples. nipple free. none showing. It was an amusing thing to try to edit them out. No subtle messages or sub texts to the image. :) And I did like the slight sculpture feel to the result.

I thought it would be interesting to post after the previous post of the censored ‘The Birth of Venus’ (1879) by French painter William-Adolphe Bouguereau

Early morning stretch, 2007
Just a casual shot on my sofa of Amy from back in Dec/07

Early morning stretch, 2007

Just a casual shot on my sofa of Amy from back in Dec/07

Amy’s Beads, 2008

Amy’s Beads, 2008

A Bead by Comparison, March 2008

A Bead by Comparison, March 2008

Amy, Untitled Nude #3, August 2009
This image was just accepted for a group gallery show in early May 2011 based around the work of sometimes controversial and certainly outspoken Australian artist Hazel Dooney. The show is taking place in a city about 100km from Melbourne, Australia. :)

Amy, Untitled Nude #3, August 2009

This image was just accepted for a group gallery show in early May 2011 based around the work of sometimes controversial and certainly outspoken Australian artist Hazel Dooney. The show is taking place in a city about 100km from Melbourne, Australia. :)

Three Hands
Amy, with a Froud artwork inspired tattoo she calls ‘Gobbu’. 
February 2008

Three Hands

Amy, with a Froud artwork inspired tattoo she calls ‘Gobbu’. 

February 2008

Amy, In Mud #5, 2009

Amy, In Mud #5, 2009

Amy, In Mud #4, 2009

Amy, In Mud #4, 2009